Alberta

August 8, 2018 · Todd Coopee

University of Alberta

Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta
http://para-ab.ca/

University of Alberta – Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing
https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/resources/faculty-and-staff/support-wellness/index.html
The Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta looks after issues pertaining to the health and well-being of learners & faculty. The office also advocates on their behalf.

Alberta Medical Association Physician and Family Support Program
1-877-SOS-4MDS (767-4637)
https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/pfsp/i-need-help-now
This is a confidential service that assists residents and their immediate family members with any personal problems that affect home or work life. There is no link to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta or to your residency training program.

Alberta Health Services Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
780-491-0027 or 1-800-268-5211
EFAP is a confidential and free service for residents and immediate family members.

Distress Line – Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton (24hr)
780-482-HELP (4357) or 1-800-232-7288 for rural areas

University of Calgary

Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta
http://para-ab.ca

University of Calgary – Office of Resident Affairs and Physician Wellness
403-210-6525
residentwellness@ucalgary.ca
https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/pgme/wellness/residents

Directors of Resident Support (DRS) Team
https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/sites/default/files/teams/6/Operating%20Standards/drs-bios-pgme-jan21-v1.pdf
The DSR Team is as an independent resource for residents who have questions or concerns of any nature – whether related to residency, their physical or mental well-being, or their personal lives. The team consists of three faculty physicians (Dr. Shannon Ruzycki, Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu, and Dr. MacGregor Steele) with an interest in well-being and who have diverse lived experiences. Intended as a “no wrong door approach” to resident distress, the DRS team is trained to accept complaints of harassment or discrimination and provide access to resources, and peer support. 

Alberta Medical Association Physician and Family Support Program
1-877-SOS-4MDS (767-4637)
https://albertadoctors.org/services/pfsp
This is a confidential service that assists residents and their immediate family members with any personal problems that affect home or work life. There is no link to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta or to your residency training program.

Alberta Health Services Employee Assistance Program (Workhealthlife)
780-491-0027 or 1-800-268-5211
Contracted external provider of confidential support.  Access to online, phone, or in-person counselling, and information on various topics related to mental health and well-being (articles, media, forum).

Calgary Distress Centre (24hr)
403-266-HELP (4357)