Everyone experiences worry and anxiety. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about.

Y Mind offers 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.

About the Program

Y Mind is a free seven-week mental wellness program that supports youth who are experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety or stress. Participants learn and practice evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety.

This program is led by trained mental health professionals and gives youth the chance to connect with peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. All participants will receive a free workbook. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a three-month complimentary YMCA membership and a gift card. 

Please note: participants are not required to be diagnosed with anxiety in order to participate. We are fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all participants in our care and continue to follow public health guidelines.

Upcoming Winter 2024 Sessions:

Y Mind Youth (Ages 18 - 30)

Virtual Sessions

The next series begins in late March 

Y Mind Teen (Ages 13 - 18)

Virtual Sessions
Thursday evenings
Starts February 8th

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Program Contact Information

Email: youth.intervention@ymcahbb.ca

Phone: 365-889-3612 (call or text)

Financial contribution from Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo. An agency of the Government of Ontario