Mental health support for evacuees of Fort McMurray and area


CMHA Wood Buffalo has had to temporarily suspend services as of May 15, 2024 due to the evacuation order but help is available.

Mental health and substance use services

If you’ve been evacuated from the Fort McMurray area and are looking for support for mental health and substance use, here are some resources you can access:


211 connects people to the right information and services.

  • Find information and services on the website
  • Call 2-1-1
  • Text INFO to 211

Counselling Alberta

Anywhere in Alberta, choose counselling that’s right for you with no financial barriers or waitlist.

CMHA Central Alberta Region – Crisis counselling

Call 403-304-7662 for more information or email

Recovery College

Recovery-focused mental health courses, available online and free-of-charge.

Crisis supports

Suicide Crisis Helpline

If you’re having thoughts of suicide, call or text the Suicide Crisis Helpline at 9-8-8.