Staff Wellness leads a number of programs, resources and services, to help promote, support, and sustain the health and wellness of faculty and staff at UCalgary.
Employee and Family Assistance
UCalgary's Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provides well-being support for benefit-eligible employees. Services provided include short-term professional counselling and are confidential. You and your eligible dependents have access to EFAP at no cost to you.
Call toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to book appointments or access immediate help.
Any employees who currently have a case with previous UCalgary EFAP vendors will continue to receive support from that provider until the sessions are completed. For any future assistance, reach out to the toll-free phone number listed above.
Contact HR to confidentially ask questions or get direction and support regarding your employment, special leaves, benefits or payroll and other related inquiries.
Local and national mental health resources
Crisis and distress resources
For local 24/7 mental health support, call Distress Centre at 403-266-4357 to speak with a highly trained volunteer who can connect you to further resources.
For Canadians aged 5-29, Kids Help Phone operators are professional counsellors, call 1-800-668-6868 to access or text CONNECT to 686868. To access the support you need in the country you reside in, visit the Child Helpline International website.
Alberta Mental Health Help Line is a confidential 24/7 service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns. Call 1-877-303-2642 (toll free) to access.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, call or text 9-8-8, where you will be connected with responder who will listen to you, support you, and keep you safe.
Wellness Together Canada offers support for mental health and/or substance use. Connect with a trailed counsellor, free of charge. For adult phone counselling call 1-866-585-0445. For youth counselling, supported through Kids Help Phone, call 1-888-668-6810. If you're unsure of what you need, call 1-866-585-0445 to reach a program navigator. Please note this service will no longer be available as of April 3, 2024.