Supporting Mental Health & Wellness in a Time of Stress & Isolation

With the help of several foundation partners, the Text4Hope service was launched in the spring, sending subscribers text messages of support in the hope of easing stress and anxiety. Over the past several months, we have been hearing how this program has helped Albertans. We are pleased to share one of those stories from Jaime Gonek, a lab technologist, runner and mom of four.


Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

Feeling stress, anxiety and depression due to the COVID-19 crisis? We can help.

The Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with Calgary Health Foundation, the University Hospital Foundation, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, is supporting a new Alberta Health Services program Text4Hope – a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists.

An Alberta-based innovation, Text4Hope is an evidence-based tool that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours a pandemic might be expected to provoke.

Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.

Community members simply subscribe to receive ongoing supportive content. There is no cost, however standard message rates pay apply. Please check with your mobile provider.

How to Connect, Including in Multiple Languages

Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

Text4Hope is available in multiple languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, and Punjabi.

To subscribe to any of the programs, text the keyword to: +1-855-947-4673 (+1-855-947-HOPE)

Text4Hope is also now available in Ukrainian and Russian, visit Hope4Ukraine.ca to learn more.

The program provides one-way communication and does not replace other mental health therapies and supports. It is a helpful option for people in self-isolation who can’t access face-to-face services, as well as those in remote locations.

Text messages are free, dependent on the users cell phone plan. Some users may be charged per text message depending on their cell phone plan with their current provider. We encourage users to check with their provider as standard message rates apply. If they are unable to sign-up due to potential costs, we encourage them to visit Help in Tough Times where free resources are available, including variety of mental health related podcasts and videos for download.

For more information on the impact of the Text4Hope program, visit: Impact - ResilienceNhope.


تيكست فور هوب – Text4Hope

دعم صحتك العقلية والرفاه الخاص بك
(Supporting Your Mental Health & Wellness)

هل تحس بالإجهاد، والقلق والكآبة بسبب أزمة كوفيد-19؟ يمكننا تقديم يد المساعدة.

یتلقى الأشخاص، من خلال مجموعة من الرسائل الیومیة، النصائح والتشجیعات المفیدة في تنمیة مھارات التكیف الشخصیة والمرونة. لا
یوجد تكلفة، ولكن یتم تطبیق رسوم الرسائل النصیة القیاسیة. الرجاء التحقُّق من مزود الھاتف المحمول الخاص بك.

إذا أردت التسجيل، الرجاء أن إرسال رسالة نصية على الرقم التالي: ‎1-855-947-4673‏ (‎1-855-947-HOPE)

Simplified Chinese

文本4希望 – Text4Hope

(Supporting Your Mental Health & Wellness)

您是否由于 COVID-19 危机而感到紧张、焦虑和压抑?我们可以提供帮助。 通过订阅每日系列短信获得建议和鼓励,这有助于培养健康的个人应对技巧和抗压能力。除按照标准短信费率收取费用外,不收取额外费用。请向您的手机网络供应商咨询。

发送短信“复原力和希望“至:1-855-947-4673 (1-855-947-HOPE) 订阅


TextoEspoir – Text4Hope

Le soutien de votre santé mentale et de votre bien-être
(Supporting Your Mental Health & Wellness)

Vous ressentez du stress, de l'anxiété et de la dépression en raison de la crise de la COVID-19? Nous pouvons vous aider.

Par le biais d'une série de textos quotidiens, les gens reçoivent des conseils et de l'encouragement qui les aident à développer des capacités d'adaptation et de résilience personnelles saines. Ce service ne représente aucuns frais. Toutefois, les frais de messagerie standard s'appliquent. Renseignez-vous auprès de votre fournisseur mobile.

Pour vous inscrire, textez Espoir à : 1 855 947-4673 (1 855 947-HOPE)


ਟੈਕਸਟ4ਹੋਪ – Text4Hope

ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਦਿਮਾਗੀ ਸਿਹਤ ਅਤੇ ਤੰਦਰੁਸਤੀ ਲਈ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ
(Supporting Your Mental Health & Wellness)

ਕੀ COVID-19 ਸੰਕਟ ਕਰਕੇ ਤਣਾਅ, ਚਿੰਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਡਿਪ੍ਰੈਸ਼ਨ ਮਹਿਸੂਸ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹੋ? ਅਸੀਂ ਮਦਦ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਾਂ।

ਰੋਜ਼ ਕਈ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਸੁਨੇਹਿਆਂ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਨਿੱਜੀ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਨਜਿੱਠਣ ਦੇ ਵਧੀਆ ਹੁਨਰ ਅਤੇ ਲਚੀਲਾਪਣ ਵਿਕਸਿਤ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਦਦਗਾਰ ਸਲਾਹ ਅਤੇ ਹੱਲਾਸ਼ੇਰੀ ਮਿਲਦੀ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਦਾ ਕੋਈ ਖਰਚਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ, ਪਰ ਮਿਆਰੀ ਸੁਨੇਹੇ ਖਰਚੇ ਪੈ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਮੋਬਾਈਲ ਪ੍ਰਦਾਤਾ ਤੋਂ ਪਤਾ ਕਰੋ।

ਸਬਸਕ੍ਰਾਇਬ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਨੰਬਰ 'ਤੇ ਉਮੀਦ ਲਿਖਕੇ ਭੇਜੋ: 1-855-947-4673 (1-855-947-HOPE)

Text4Hope is an Alberta Health Services program offered in partnership by: