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Alberta Medical Association’s Physician and Family Support Program (24/7/365)

  • 1-877-SOS-4MDS (767-4637)
  • Speak directly with a physician if you are in need of confidential advice, support, or help with personal or professional problems. 
  • When you call you will speak with an intake professional who will take your information, which will be anonymized and kept confidential. You will then be contacted by the on-call physician to discuss your concerns. This can be used as a one-time phone call interaction, or lead to more prolonged support from an external provider, as appropriate. See the PFSP website for more information.  

Resident Affairs and Physician Wellness

  • Contact the PGME Office, to discuss questions and concerns in a confidential, objective environment. Support and appropriate referral will be individualized. 
  • Email residentwellness@ucalgary.ca  book an appointment (can usually be accommodated within one week).

AHS Employee Assistance Program via Workhealthlife (24/7/365)

  • 1-866-833-7690
  • Contracted external provider of confidential support. Access to online, phone, or in-person counselling, and information on various topics related to mental health and well-being (articles, media, forum).
  • Insite (AHS Intranet)Employee Tools > Employee Health, Wellness, and Safety > Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Enter your employee information on the Workhealthlife website to register.

Calgary Distress Centre (24/7/365)

  • 403-266- HELP (4357) 
  • Calgary based crisis support services. Phone based hotline, or online chat or email support.

Suicide Prevention Hotline

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Call if you, or someone you care about is feeling hopeless or having thoughts of suicide. They provide confidential, non-judgmental support to anyone feeling suicidal, thinking about suicide, who is worried about someone else, or who has lost someone to suicide.