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Text4Hope

Jan 21, 2023 | Key Initiatives

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Text4Hope is an evidence-based and outcome-oriented daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program helping people identify and adjust negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Text4Hope messages are written by mental health therapists to help users alleviate stress, anxiety, and shift unhealthy thoughts to healthy ones.

The texting-based program provides one-way communication and has shown that user stress, anxiety, and depression is reduced up to 25% with these daily positive messages. It is a helpful resource for people who can’t access face-to-face services, as well as those in remote locations.

We have helped launch Text4Hope, Hope4Ukraine, MoreGoodDays, Wellness4Teachers, and similar programs –which have been well received and work with any cellphone.

Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.

Addiction Support

Because of the pandemic, some people lost proximity to the support systems, programs, and relationships helping them stay in recovery and were more likely to resume substance use to deal with stress, anxiety, and isolation. Text4Hope-Addiction Support helps individuals reduce cravings, promote recovery through brief, daily supportive messaging.

Text OPEN2CHANGE to 393939 to subscribe.

Cancer Care

If you or someone you care about has cancer, that’s a lot to worry about. It is normal to have strong feelings. Text4Hope-Cancer Care provides additional support to reduce anxiety and depression related to cancer diagnosis and treatment in Alberta.

Text CANCERCARE to 393939 to subscribe.

More Good Days

Kickstand’s innovative MoreGoodDays message service can deliver a daily dose of inspiration and advice straight to your phone via text message. Whether you’re feeling high or low on any given day, these simple messages can shift your perspective and give you something positive to build on. MoreGoodDays targets young Albertans, aged 12 – 25.

Get started by texting MoreGoodDays to 393939.

Hope4Ukraine

Is an Alberta-based, multi-lingual innovation. Following the success of Text4Hope, an evidence-based, field-tested and outcome-oriented program that helps people identify and adjust the negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours they many be experiencing.

Anyone feeling increased anxiety, stress, or depression about the war in Ukraine can subscribe to Hope4Ukraine. In English text “Hope4Ukraine” to 393939. In Ukrainian, Russian, and French texting the relevant keyword to 1-855-450-2266.

Language

Program

Keyword

Text

English

Hope4Ukraine

Hope4Ukraine

393939

Ukrainian

Стійкість&Надія4Україна

Україна

1-855-450-2266

Russian

Устойчивость&надеяться4Украина

Украина

1-855-450-2266

French

Résilience&Espoir4Ukraine

Espoir4Ukraine

1-855-450-2266