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With mental health concerns on the rise amidst the pandemic, ATB joins efforts to support Albertans

By ATB Financial 26 January 2022 2 min read

Edmonton—Built to help Albertans, ATB Financial is taking the opportunity today to join in on the conversation around mental health by reminding Albertans of a number of resources that are available to them.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 42% of Albertans reported isolation throughout COVID-19 to be the top mental concern for themselves and their community. “The pandemic has increased the need for mental health support,” says Tara Lockyer, Chief People Officer, ATB Financial. “Now more than ever, those of us with the energy and resources to do so need to rally together to help make a positive impact on the social issues that matter most. Just as we are committed to banking, we are committed to the betterment of Albertans.” 

In 2021, on the heels of being recognized as the third best place to work in the country, ATB Financial was named one of Canada’s ‘Best Workplaces For Mental Wellness’. As part of ATB’s Greater Good Strategy, the organization works closely with a number of mental health partners and is seizing the opportunity today to send a reminder of the valuable resources these partners offer to Albertans:

ATB Financial Mental Health Partner Organizations That Provide Help To Individuals Available Resources Area(s) being serviced
Calgary Counselling Centre Counselling services:
Call 1-833-827-4229 or register online
Canadian Mental Health Association Resources and support for youth, families and adults. Visit their website for more information and to find a CMHA near you Alberta
CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health A variety of services for children & youth aged 0-18 years and their parents Edmonton & area
CUPS Counselling services for people with low-income or experiencing homelessness:
Call 403-221-8797 or email
Distress Centre 24-hour support:
Call or text 403-266-4357

Free crisis counselling:
Call 403-266-4357 or book online

24-hour support for teens:
Call 403-264-8336 or book online
Calgary & Southern Alberta
Mental Health Foundation Access 24/7:
Call 780-424-2424 or drop-in
Mental Wellness Matters Society A variety of awareness & education programs, groups, and events related to mental and emotional wellness Grande Prairie & Peace Region
Momentum Walk-In Counselling Counselling services (low-cost/subsidized):
Call 780-757-0900 or book online
Edmonton & area
United Way 24-hour support and information on community and social services:
Call 211, text ‘INFO’ to 211, or chat online

Mental health affects everyone and presents perhaps the greatest opportunity to collectively raise the well-being of Albertans. Watch for more of ATB’s greater good activations with an ATB Up campaign coming this spring.

About ATB Financial

With $56.6 billion in assets, ATB Financial is an Alberta-built financial institution that is a catalyst for economic growth in our province. We got started in 1938 to help Albertans through tough economic times. Today, ATB’s more than 5,000 team members love to deliver exceptional experiences to more than 800,000 customers through our many branches and agencies, our 24-hour Client Care Centre, four entrepreneur centres, and our digital banking options. Everything we do is focused on how we can serve Albertans—from providing expert advice and supporting entrepreneurs to helping Albertans buy a home and grow their wealth.

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