Addiction & Mental Health

Primary Health Care Resource Centre

Every one of us can be affected by addiction, mental health problems and illness at any stage of our life.

Alberta’s Addiction and Mental Health Strategy envisions healthy communities promoting mental wellness, enabled by a comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate addiction and mental health system.

To achieve that vision, the following tools and resources are available for health care providers:

Provider Resources

Provider Education

AMH Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment and Management (SPRAM) Training Initiative
Consists of seven (7) sequential modules, which include four distinct character profiles, each depicting a client’s journey through a specific practice domain.

Concurrent Disorders Learning Series
Supports the clinical development of our diverse workforce responding to the needs of individuals experiencing concurrent disorders. Academic videos will be added on a continual basis.

Developmental Pathways of Addiction and Mental Health-Health Provider’s Practice Modules.

Consists of 11 web-based interactive e-Learning curriculum modules that are designed to support healthcare providers in their practice with children, youth and their families experiencing addiction and mental health issues. Upon completion of each module the learner will be provided with a certificate of participation for 2 continuing medical education study credits.

Harm Reduction Module for Primary Care
Includes evidence based strategies for supporting a harm reduction approach within primary care settings.

Alberta Addiction Education Sessions
Links experts in addiction medicine and pain medicine with participants via livestream. The 3-hour sessions (9am-12pm) provide a learning opportunity via presentations, de-identified case discussions, and question and answer periods.

Provincial Concurrent Capable Learning Series (PCCLS): Foundations
Helps clinicians increase their understanding, confidence, and capability when working with clients with addiction, mental health concerns, or concurrent disorders. This learning series consists of 15 presentations.