Mobile Response teams offer a variety of services. Typically they visit the homes of families in distress. During the pandemic they are working closely with the Distress Centre to offer services online and over the phone. As home visits become possible again we are calling for the permanent expansion of services to 24 hours a day seven days a week because people face mental health challenges at all hours of the day.
Services offered by Alberta Health Services Mobile Response team include:
- crisis intervention
- crisis stablization
- urgent psychiatric assessments
- trauma response
- mental health education
- professional consultation
We estimate that a mobile response in the community would cost less on average than a mental health crisis being responded to in the emergency department at a hospital.
Mobile Response Team – 403-266-4357 (Distress Centre).