World Mental Health Day

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It’s a reminder that Albertans facing mental health challenges deserve our respect and understanding.

United Nurses of Alberta is proud of the work that Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses do everyday to support patients, their families and all Albertans.

This World Mental Health Day, as we think about our own and others health needs, let’s not forget the importance of mental wellbeing. 

Mental Health Resources

Having to work and provide family care and self-care during these unprecedented times can not only be stressful but can be traumatizing. United Nurses of Alberta recognizes that these events can affect our members in different ways. 

There is no right or wrong way for each individual to respond to stress and trauma.

The health and safety of our members and their patients remains our priority, so UNA encourages members in distress to use the following resources to assist you with monitoring your own personal mental health.


Health Link - Health Advice 24/7 811

Wellness Together Canada

Crisis Lines

Toll Free Crisis Line/Distress Centre - 403-266-4357

Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642

Provincial: 211 (provides referrals for community, government and social services)

Addictions Helpline: 1-866-332-2322

Family Violence – Find Supports: 310-1818

Income Supports: -1-866-644-5135

Kids Help Phone (Youth Counselling Line): 1-800-668-6868

Self Care and Resiliency 

Mental Health Commission of Canada: COVID-19 Mental Health First Aid

NSNU - Escape

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Text for Hope

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

Warning signs of Suicide