Category: Mental Health

Mental Health Matters… for Dads Too!

Carya and Families Matter have joined forces to provide fathers who are learning new parenting skills with an opportunity to receive evidence-based, father-friendly counselling and addiction help. Supporting fathers to be great dads’ benefits children, mothers, and families, now and in the next generation.   Research shows that fathers have as much influence as mothers do on child development and life outcomes, yet most parenting programs… Read more »

carya Celebrates Social Prescribing Day on March 9th

  Social prescribing is an innovative approach to healthcare that aims to address the root causes of health concerns by connecting patients with non-medical resources in their communities. In Alberta, social prescribing has been gaining momentum as a way to improve health outcomes, particularly for those experiencing social isolation. As a social impact agency, carya understand the importance and impact of social prescribing in our community… Read more »

February is Psychology Month!

Psychology is defined as the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context. Like a medical doctor, individuals and families may seek the expertise and guidance of a registered psychologist or other clinicians over their l­­ife-time to support their overall well-being. Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being in the community of Calgary. Now more… Read more »

Mental Health Matters. A message from our CEO

As a born and raised Calgarian who has spent the last twenty years working in the social impact sector, I can say without a doubt, that mental health matters.   The mental well-being of individuals in our neighbourhoods impacts the fibres of our community. It is essential to create the vibrant and thriving city that we all wish to call home.    Now more than ever, Calgarians are… Read more »

Katherine’s Story

carya is there for Calgarians of all ages when and where they need us most. For many in our community, that means accessing affordable, barrier-free mental health support such as counselling services. Last year, carya’s team of clinical therapists provided over 29,000 counselling sessions in the Calgary community. These sessions were provided to seniors in the community, individuals requiring language-specific sessions, and families like Katherine’s. From… Read more »

12 Days of carya Featuring Hamilton + Partners

  12 Days of carya is here; from December 1st through 16th, we will celebrate our supporters who have chosen to invest in carya’s essential services! We want to celebrate our supporters by showcasing their impact on the community. carya can perf­­orm essential work in our community thanks to the support of dedicated investors like Hamilton + Partners. Since 2016, Hamilton + Partners has walked alongside… Read more »

Coping With Stress Through Crafts

  Crafts and creativity are proven to help ease stress and combat anxiety. Working with your hands and taking time to be creative can boost your mood, keep your brain sharp, and even help alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and stress. We have a couple of our favourite crafts for anxiety below, and these DIY coping tool projects are useful for people of all… Read more »

Helping youth change their world – so they can change ours

(content warning: discusses mental health, including suicidal ideation. If you are in distress please phone 403-266-HELP) carya‘s youth programming reaches hundreds of teens and children each year, providing mental health supports, community resources, and empowerment programs across Calgary. We work hard because we know that access to these resources and prevention are key in setting young people up for success later in their lives. Early intervention… Read more »