The Need For Better Access
Statistics say that mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. What if that person is someone you love? In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. What if that person is you?
Currently, when an individual is seeking addiction or mental health support in Edmonton, there are many doors to walk through, and many incredible services to choose from, but it can be difficult to determine which door is the right door to walk through for help.
Donors to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation are about to change that through their support of the creation of a new single access point for addiction and mental health services in the Edmonton Zone.
Addiction and Mental Health Access 24/7
Addiction and Mental Health (AMH) Access 24/7 will consolidate the current access points into one front door where patients and families have streamlined access to multiple services, making it easier for patients to navigate the system.
We’re asking for your help today to help us make this important and critical change to mental health access. With donor support like yours, soon there will be one door for help, and that door will always be the right door. What a profound difference this one door will make to patients who are desperate for help, and who need a clear pathway to find the right treatment.
AMH Access 24/7 will be located across the street from the hospital’s Emergency Department in Anderson Hall.
Please note that your data may be shared with the Mental Health Foundation due to our partnership for this campaign. Please contact our Privacy Officer at (780) 735-4723 if you have any questions.
You can help us make this new access centre a reality.
This centralized and integrated intake location will offer one door of entry for mental health support to all residents of Edmonton, the surrounding communities, and even beyond. The AMH Access 24/7 will also provide telephone support, in-person assessment, crisis outreach, and patient stabilization at any time of day or night.
Please show your support today. Help us make the Access 24/7 centre the warm and welcoming environment people struggling with mental illness deserve.