Wellness Desk provides mental health support and resources in a barrier- and judgment-free environment at three Library locations throughout the city. (Find locations and operating hours here.)

Your donation can:

  • Bring trained social workers into Crowfoot, Shawnessy, and Central Library to provide mental health and wellness support
  • Minimize barriers to mental health support, enabling Calgarians to discover and better navigate services available
  • Empower caregivers and those wanting to learn how to best direct loved ones to the right services

More than 700 Calgarians accessed mental health support through the Library in 2023. Together, we can make a difference in mental wellness.

Whether it’s by connecting Calgarians to the mental health resources they need the most, or by providing books, movies, and music to use to unwind, there’s no shortage of wellness resources available through the Library. How has the Library supported your wellness? Send us a message on Instagram or email us at info@libraryfoundation.ca.

Wellness Desk Impact

Ashley's Story

“What I’ve appreciated most about staffing the Wellness Desk is how accessible it makes mental health support. Libraries are safe places people go to learn and I feel fortunate to be able to help them as they learn more about how they can take care of their own mental health”. – Ashley D, Wellness Desk Team

  • 94%
    of Wellness Desk clients reported having a clear next step and feeling better equipped with support and knowledge
  • 48%
    of clients reported seeking out mental health support for the first time
  • Top 3
    presenting concerns in 2020: COVID-19 related anxiety, general mental health symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and ongoing addictions concerns

Special Thank You to our Generous Wellness Desk Donors

In partnership with Wood's Homes. This initiative is generously supported by the City of Calgary, Boone-Poole Family Foundation, Totem Charitable Foundation and donors of the Calgary Public Library Foundation.