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Eastside Community Mental Health Services (ECMHS) offers immediate, no-cost, mental health support from an integrated, ethnocultural team.

Dragon Boat 2023

We look forward to participating in the 2023 Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival taking place June 23-25 and the 2023 Sinopec Dragon Boat Race & Festival in Calgary taking place Aug 11-13.

Welcome to Wood's Homes.

We are a mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, youth, adults and families with mental health challenges. We are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914.

Our 600+ staff, foster parents and caregivers provide more than 40 programs and services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Cold Lake, and Lac La Biche.

Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized as a knowledge and training centre. We are accredited by Accreditation Canada which has awarded our organization Exemplary Standing three times in a row!

If you or someone you know needs help, please call 403-299-9699.

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5 Tips for Navigating Community Resources

In times of crisis, navigating the mental health system can be overwhelming. Eastside Community Mental Health Services (ECMHS, or Eastside) has offered crisis meetings and single session therapy sessions to individuals, couples and families for 30 years. Today, we also offer support navigating our social and health care systems. 

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Be curious! How a Learning Mindset Keeps Me Growing

I hold a BFA, MSW, and BEd., My brother has often joked that I won’t be happy until I have more letters after my name than in my name – Not an easy feat, considering the length of my name! Ironically, I’ve never been enamored with academia; I simply love learning, and I enjoy being in an environment where I can share this passion with others

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Best Field Trip Ever!

“Best Field Trip Ever!” 

 That was what the boys were shouting while we rode the giant cheese wagon back to the school. The full-size school bus for 5 students and 4 adults was the icing on the cake for the first field trip that our Starting Points (partnership program between CSSD and Woods Homes) class - or any Starting Points class - had ever taken. Of course, the kids all sat at the very back.

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