Community Resources

The Bridge Wellness Hub for Youth

The Bridge is a space for youth looking for a safe space with access to services, it is open to ages 11-24 years of age and currently open Wednesday’s and Thursdays, 2-8pm weekly.

The Bridge is our community’s safe and supportive space for youth aged 11-24 years of age.

The Bridge is a collaboration of local agencies that share space so youth can come and access a number of services at once focusing on mental health and wellness. In addition to wellness services, youth can use our creator space, chill and read in our quiet space, use our computer lab, or grab a snack from our snack pantry!

The Bridge is open two days a week:

Wednesday and Thursday 2:00 – 8:00pm

Services available onsite are Drop-In:

  • Counselling
  • Addictions Counselling
  • LGBTQ2+ Peer Support
  • Indigenous support
  • Sexual Assault support
  • Restorative Justice

Located at Suite #2, 10307 – 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan

For more information, please email Family and Community Support Services or call 780-992-6281.

 

 

CYF Caregiver Education

The AHS Children, Youth and Families - Addiction and Mental Health Caregiver Education Team is proud to be able to continue to offer free mental health programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth through our partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. In response to the global pandemic, our programming continues to be offered virtually at this time.

These 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that can affect children/youth. Unless specified, sessions are for an adult audience.

This month, we will be continuing in our webinar series on anxiety.  These 60 minute informational webinars are for parents/caregivers who are looking to strengthen their child’s/adolescent’s ability to thrive through life’s challenges and discover strategies that can help build resiliency and overall family wellness. 

The Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S) are 90 minute, drop-in, interactive and educational workshops. They are designed to help parents/caregivers learn foundational strategies that cultivate healthy relationships, strong child development, and resilient families.

To register for a session, follow the links found in the newsletter or visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education

Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

Family and Community Support Services

Connect with us!

For Wellness supports, local resources and referrals.

FCSS Support Line 780-992-6281

Monday 8-4:30

Tuesday 8-8

Wednesday 8-4:30

Thursday 8-4:30

Friday 8-4:30

Saturday 10-2

Community Resources

 

Family and Community Support Services. Please enter Children & Youth or counselling in the search section. A number of resources will be listed for you to contact.

http://www.fortsask.ca/residents/family-community-support-services-fcss

Strathcona County and Family Community services (780-464-4404) offer a wide variety of counselling services and programs. Located in Sherwood Park.

familyandcommunity@strathcona.ab.ca

https://www.strathcona.ca/community-families/parents-children-families/children-and-parents/mhcb/parentsupport/

https://www.strathcona.ca/community-families/well-being-and-mental-health/counselling-groups/

Here is a link that will find services based on your location. Please enter Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park into the search bar. You will get more options.

https://apps.kidshelpphone.ca/resourcesaroundme/welcome.html

University of Alberta: http://www.edpsychology.ualberta.ca/CentresAndInstitutes/ClinicalServices.aspx.

College of Alberta Psychologists Referral Line – 1-888-424-0297

Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan: http://fortsask.bgccan.com/programs/youth-and-family-support-program

http://fortsask.bgccan.com/programs/youth-and-family-support-program/group-support-for-children-and-youth

Walk in counselling services at Strathcona County:

https://www.strathcona.ca/departments/family-and-community-services/programs-and-services/counselling-services/