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Never Give Up Gala

You won’t want to miss this year’s Never Give Up Gala, as we’ll be celebrating 25 years of gathering together with our supporters ‪on October 22 at The Westin Calgary! It will be an amazing evening, where we revive and renew the Roaring 20’s – you are encouraged to dress the part!

The Never Give Up Gala is a fun and memorable evening dedicated to helping the children, youth and families who access mental health programs at Wood’s Homes. Inspiration can be found in every aspect of the night – from the commitment of our guests to the passion of our volunteers – and most directly, from the lives of those we serve.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

We're here to listen and help

Families, couples and individuals who are struggling with mental health can call 403-299-9699 for immediate, no-cost, mental health support. Our Crisis Counsellors are available 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. 7 days a week.

Therapy sessions will be available Monday - Saturday. Call 403-299-9699 to book your therapy session.

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Welcome to Wood's Homes.

Wood’s Homes is a children’s mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, youth and families with mental health needs. We are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914.

Our 500 staff provide more than 40 programs and services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.

Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized as a knowledge and training centre. We are accredited by Accreditation Canada which has awarded us with Exemplary Standing three times.

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to us by calling 403-299-9699.

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Safe for now: How to help someone at risk of suicide

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. This year's theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. To empower people to take action to prevent suicide, our Crisis Counselling Team at Eastside Community Mental Health Services has written the following blog post on how to help someone at risk of suicide. If you or someone you care about needs help, call 403-299-9699.

 

Suicide is a topic that weighs heavily on our hearts. Not only does someone lose their life and future; friends, loved-ones, colleagues and community members are also impacted by grief and loss. Suicide is a difficult subject to approach because of the way it makes us feel. In some cultures, suicide is extremely taboo.

It’s important to remember that when someone is feeling suicidal, oftentimes it is not because they want to die. Rather, it’s to escape the pain and suffering they are experiencing.

How do we help that person? How can we move someone from a place of suicidal thoughts to a safety plan focused on preserving life?

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Integrating the voices of youth into clinical approaches: What young people can teach us about our mental health interventions

We recently recognized Mental Health Week and Child and Youth Mental Health Day this month, and we can’t think of a better thing to talk about than how youth can be part of the solution to improving our systems of support and intervention.

Recently, we’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work together with an incredible group of graduate students and youth co-researchers (all co-authors on this blog post) to consider approaches to clinical work with youth.

We got to sit in a virtual room and hear from youth about what they want and need from the adult mental health supports in their lives.

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Introducing our Director of Philanthropy and Community: Bryan Goehringer

Please join us in welcoming our new Director of the Wood’s Homes Foundation: Bryan Goehringer!

Bryan comes to Wood’s Homes as Director of Philanthropy and Community, reporting to our CEO, Bjorn Johansson. He will work with our Foundation Board, Investment Committee and New Initiatives Committee, as well as oversee Wood’s Homes Fundraising and Community Engagement.

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