More mental health support: Alberta expands its Text4Hope program to people with cancer and addiction struggles | Instant News


EDMONTON –
Alberta is expanding its Text4Hope service in the hope of reaching more Albert people who might struggle during difficult times.

This service was originally launched in March to help people seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 45,000 Albert people signed up to receive free text messages with coping strategies to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Now this program is being developed to help cancer patients and people who struggle with addiction problems with the addition of Text4Hope-Addiction Support and Text4Hope-Cancer Care.

You can register for one or all programs:

Write “Open2Change” to 393939 to subscribe to the addiction program.

Text “CancerCare” to 393939 to subscribe to the cancer program.

Text “COVID19HOPE” to 393939 for the original Text4Hope program.

These programs are supported by the Alberta Health Service, Mental Health Foundation, Calgary Health Trust, University Health Foundation, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation and Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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