ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area. We are a program of Distress Centre Calgary. Being a teen can be tough. You have more independence, responsibility, and stress as a teenager, and you probably have more questions too.
We know there are some things you can’t talk to an adult about and there’s probably a lot of things your friends don’t get about you. We can connect you with a peer who understands your unique situation and can help talk you though your issues. We don’t judge. We are here to listen. Our service is confidential so no one needs to know you contacted us.
If you ever have a question, a problem or just need to talk, we’re here for you.
Need to Talk?
Peer support is available from 3-10pm on weekdays and 12-10pm on weekends.
Outside of peer support hours, adult volunteers respond to contacts.
Phone (24 hours): 403-264-TEEN (403-264-8336)
Phone is the fastest way to get in touch with us and phone support is available 24 hours a day.
Hours: Monday-Friday, from 3pm – 10pm, Saturday-Sunday, from 12 – 10pm
Start a chat through our chat portal:
The current status will tell you when the next chat session is available. Mobile users (smartphone/tablets) please note that sometimes we have difficulty with chat messages getting through. For a more stable connection, please use a computer or call or text us.
Hours: Monday-Friday from 3pm – 10pm, Saturday-Sunday from 12pm – 10pm
Get in touch with us by SMS texting if you feel more comfortable typing than talking.
Volunteer with us
So you have the passion and drive to help others? Do you want to get some hands on experience in a helping profession? Volunteer with ConnecTeen and provide peer support to youth by phone, text and chat.