If you have suffered a psychological injury, this can be a very difficult time for you. Coping after such an event can be life changing and you and your family may need extra support.
We care about your well-being and have a wide network of community mental health professionals to help you throughout your treatment and recovery. We will work with you and offer you a wide range of services based on what you need for your recovery.
Contracted services are available throughout Alberta in larger urban centres as well as in smaller communities. Treatment providers offer a variety of counselling specialties such as:
- Anxiety or phobias relating to the work-related injury
- Brain injury counselling
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Pain management
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Stress management and relaxation training
- Substance abuse
If you don’t see your location on the map, please call us. We can also make arrangements for on-line counselling via Skype or make travel arrangements for you to attend the closest available counsellor.
Bullying/harassment in the workplace
Every Alberta worker is entitled to a harassment free workplace. If you are experiencing bullying or harassment at work, we want to help support you. This fact sheet offers information about when and how WCB-Alberta can help.
Comprehensive psychological and psychological-vocational assessments
These assessments determine the psychological impact of your work-related injury or incident, identify any work limitations and abilities you might have and provide treatment recommendations. This fact sheet provides details about what to expect, if you are referred for one of these assessments.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a serious psychological injury that can have debilitating impacts. This fact sheet offers information about filing a PTSD claim and the presumptive coverage provided to first responders, correctional officers and emergency dispatchers.
If you had a traumatic work-related incident, and developed a psychological injury as a result, you may be entitled to presumptive coverage. This fact sheet offers information about how presumptive coverage for psychological injuries works.
Bullying/harassment in the workplace
Every Alberta worker is entitled to a harassment free workplace. Learn which situations are considered bullying or harassment and what you can do as an employer to provide a safe work environment.
Learn more about psychological injuries and how you can support your employee while they recover from a psychological injury.
More help is available
It is important to realize you can experience symptoms without having an injury. If you are struggling and need someone to talk to, help is available.
Are you an employer? If a traumatic event occurred at work and you are not sure if there will be injuries, you can call any of the numbers below to get help for your staff.
Crisis support lines in Alberta
- Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642 (24 hours)
- Or visit: suicideprevention.ca/Need-Help
|Northern Alberta||Fort McMurray and Northeastern Alberta||SOS Crisis Line: 780-743-HELP (4357) or 1-800-565-3801|
|Central Alberta||Edmonton and surrounding areas||The Support Network Distress Line: (780) 482-HELP (24 hours)|
|Cold Lake||Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Center: 1-866-594-0533 (24 hours)|
|All Alberta and Northern Saskatchewan
St. Paul District Crisis Center
|1-800-263-3045 (24 hours)|
|Southern Alberta||Rural areas in the Capital Health Region||The Support Network Distress Line: 1-800-232-7288 (24 hours)|
|Calgary||Distress Center: (403) 266-HELP|
|Chinook Health Region and southern Calgary Distress Line||1-888-787-2880 or (403) 327-7905|
Crisis centers across Canada
|British Columbia||1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||1-888-737-4668|
- 211: Information on community and social services (Not all of Alberta has 211 for a list of communities with this service, visit).
- 811: Health Link
- 911: Emergency
- Income Support Contact Center:1-866-644-5135 (24 hours)
- Addiction Services Help line:1-866-332-2322 (24 hours)
- Poison & Drug Information Service:1-800-332-1414 (24 hours)
Free apps you can download to your iPhone or iPad to help you with relaxation techniques:
- Sleep pillow
- Insight timer
- Relax – relaxation music