The YMCA Teen Mindfulness Groups support teens ages 13 to 17 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice healthy coping strategies to better manage stress and anxiety. Our groups provide an opportunity for teens to learn within a safe, comfortable, and fun environment, surrounded by other teens experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.
The group meets weekly for six weeks and is run in a welcoming and supportive environment. Program facilitators are trained mental health professionals and are skilled at teaching healthy coping skills based on evidence based approaches of Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a Cognitive – Behavioural approach).
Participants engage in fun and creative activities to promote learning and artistic expression, and have the opportunity to connect with others who are going through similar experiences so they don’t feel alone.
Participants also enjoy a complimentary YMCA fitness membership for the duration of the program.
- Ages 13-17
- Experiencing anxiety, stress, and/or worrying (no formal diagnosis required)
- Ability to attend an Information Session as well as all 6 group sessions
- Not currently experiencing moderate to severe mental health symptoms
Wednesday January 16 and 23, 2019. 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Weekly on Wednesdays, February 6 to March 13, 2019, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
*If you are interested in bringing the Teen Mindfulness program to your school or community we are looking for delivery partners across Vancouver Island. Please contact Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
851 Broughton St.
Attending an information session is mandatory prior to participating in the program.
Register for an upcoming information session:
250-386-7511 ext. 413