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Jan 22, 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.

In addition to Text4Hope, we have helped launch 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 access to 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 messages.

Text OPEN2CHANGE to 393939 to subscribe.

Cancer Care

​If you or someone you care about has cancer, there’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 message service targets young Albertans, aged 12-25. It delivers a daily text message of inspiration and advice. Whether a youth is feeling high or low on any given day, these simple messages can shift perspectives and give something positive to build on.

Text MoreGoodDays to 393939 to subscribe.

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Anyone feeling increased anxiety, stress, or depression about the war in Ukraine can subscribe to receive messages of hope in English, Ukrainian, Russian, or French.

Text Hope4Ukraine to 393939 to subscribe.

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