That’s why we are working with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to build a new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. It will provide three new services to help young people and their families better identify and manage challenges before they escalate into crises that require hospitalization. We are incredibly grateful that our community is stepping up very generously to fund the Centre’s construction, as well as many important programs and research enhancements. Together, we will Build the Centre and Build Them Up.

Purpose-built and designed to help children, teens and families with urgent mental health and substance use concerns. Open seven days a week. Self-referrals welcome.

Individual, group and family therapy provided within a concentrated time frame to help young people manage escalating issues and prevent the need for hospitalization.

Therapy and support for young people transitioning from a hospital admission back to their home and community. This service is for those who still need intensive therapy during the day, yet are ready to sleep at home at night.

This unique combination of crucial services will augment and integrate with the continuum of care currently provided by Alberta Health Services and agencies within our community.


As Calgarians rallied to create the Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, sobering facts heightened by the fallout from COVID-19 compelled the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to extend our Build Them Up campaign in support of an integrated clinical and research mental health initiative focused on helping 16- to 24-year-olds. This new venture will bring together clinicians and researchers with expertise in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, psychology, social work and adolescent medicine to address significant gaps in knowledge and services and meet the needs of a population at a pivotal juncture.