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Y Mind

Free Mental Wellness Program for youth

Y Mind

The Y Mind program is an innovative, youth informed, early intervention program that helps teens and young adults manage stress and anxiety. Y Mind helps young people cope with anxiety and improve their sense of well-being by introducing them to evidence-based tools and connecting them with others. 

Y Mind was first developed by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and has been offered in British Columbia since 2018 thanks to funding provided by the Province of British Columbia. Y Mind has now expanded to 21 YMCAs across the country.

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Current Y Mind Programs

Y Mind Teen

Y Mind Teen is a free seven-week mental wellness program for teens ages 13 to 18  who are experiencing symptoms of mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress. Participants learn and practice evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety. Y Mind Teen is offered by Mental Wellness Facilitators and gives teens the chance to connect with peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

Y Mind Youth

Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program for young people who are aged 18 to 30 and struggling with mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress. Anxiety can impact our lives by preventing us from doing what we want or need to do. It can also be an isolating experience.  This free program brings young people who have similar thoughts and feelings together. Participants learn evidence-based skills from trained mental health professionals and report feeling reduced anxiety, increased well-being and feeling less alone following the program.

If you would like us to get in touch with more information, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at [email protected]

or call 902-478-3366.

Y Mind Inquiry Form

Our free Y Mind programs offer support for those who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress. Y Mind participants learn evidence-based coping skills based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and self-compassion, and connect with peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.
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