FamilySmart: Family Peer Support Program

CASA offers the FamilySmart Family Peer Support Program to parents and caregivers. Family peer support workers are caregivers of kids who struggle with mental health challenges – just like you.

We know what it’s like because we’ve been there too. Whether you are waiting for services, accessing services or have transitioned out of services at CASA, we are here for your family and want to help.

How can a family peer support worker help?

  • We will listen to you, and we understand what you’re going through.
  • We can help you navigate the system. We’ll connect you to services and supports that are available to you.
  • We can help you prepare for meetings with mental health professionals.

We can meet by phone, video chat or email. There is no waitlist and no charge for our service. For more information or to connect, email or call 780-487-4284.

Visit the FamilySmart website at

For A Child In Immediate Crisis

If your child is in physical danger or is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton distress line at 780-482-4357 for immediate assistance.

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week.

For thousands of families across Alberta, every week is Mental Health Week. Support CASA Mental Health and help empower our kids and families thrive.