Ages 18 to 30

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

The Youth Mindfulness Group offers a free 7-week psychoeducational and support group for young adults ages 18-30 who experience anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills, connect with other youth in the community, and get support all in a safe and friendly environment. The program is overseen by Masters in Counselling Graduates. 

The group provides a safe, supportive environment where youth can meet others who have had similar experiences and includes:

  • Educational workshops about anxiety and other mental health related topics
  • Practicing evidence-based mindfulness techniques during workshops, a proven tool to help manage anxiety
  • An introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidenced based therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies
  • Take-home resources to help manage anxiety in between weekly meetings
  • A seven-week YMCA gym membership to encourage youth to manage their anxiety through physical activity

If anxiety is impacting your life and preventing you from doing what you want or need to do, this group can help support you. Join us to learn mindfulness techniques, get helpful tools and resources, and meet other like-minded youth.

Attending an information session is mandatory prior to participating in the program. Register for an upcoming information session by emailing us (please include your contact information and birth date).

To learn more, contact 604.673.6175 or youthmindfulness@gv.ymca.ca.

If you are in crisis and need immediate support, please contact the Vancouver Crisis Centre at 604-872-3311, go to the hospital, or call 911.

For additional support, please check out these local community resources:

Anxiety BC
Mood Disorders Association of BC
Inner City Youth Clinic
Peer Navigator Program

Want to learn more about the program?  We were featured on Roundhouse Radio's HOME show recently.

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We were also featured on CBC's The Early Edition with Rick Cluff (scroll to 2:39:00):

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Wondering what mindfulness is?  Check out an interview with program facilitator Sarah Blackmore who was on Roundhouse Radio recently:

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Watch the video we made on the Youth Mindfulness Group


 

Have you graduated the Youth Mindfulness Group? If so, stay connected by joining Mindfulness Advisory Committee

 


                                        

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