Everybody experiences stress, anxiety and uncomfortable emotions – it’s totally normal!
Y Mind is a FREE 7-week introductory mental wellness program designed to help teens(13-18Y) and young adults(18-30Y) build valuable skills for coping with stress and anxiety. This program will be offered in-person (or online if required by government health restrictions)
HOW TO APPLY
We will be hosting information and intake session’s in August and September. Information about the program will be presented in a group setting and then program facilitators will meet with you individually to discuss how anxiety shows up for you and whether this program is a good fit to meet your needs.
Y Mind Teen Info Session (13-18Y)
Tuesday – Sept. 21 – 5:00-7:00pm – Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Wednesday – Sept 22 – 6:00-8:30pm – Community YMCA (Online-Zoom Meeting)
Wednesday – Sept 22 – 5:00-7:00m – Saddletowne YMCA
Thursday – Sept 23 – 5:00-7:00pm – Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Y Mind Youth Info Session (18-30Y)
Tuesday – Sept 21 – 7:00-9:00pm – Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
Thursday – Sept 23 – 7:00-9:00pm – Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge
Y Mind is funded by the Government of Alberta, and presented in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary.
Who is Y Mind for?
Y Mind programs are for Teens aged 13-18 and Youth/Young Adults aged 18-30 who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and stress. (note – a formal diagnoses of anxiety is not required)
Why is the program important?
Everybody experiences stress, anxiety and uncomfortable emotions – it’s totally normal! How we cope with these things can make the difference between suffering and withdrawing from people, activities and opportunities or moving forward in a way that allows us to live our best, most fulfilling life.
If stress and anxiety are preventing you from doing the things you want or need to do in life, then this program is for you!
What will I get out of it?
Participants will learn and practice a variety of evidence-based strategies to help them cope more effectively with stress and anxiety. You will leave with a better understanding of what anxiety is and why our body and mind respond the way they do.
You will be equipped with tools to help you connect with the present moment, acknowledge, and make room for difficult feelings, defuse unhelpful thoughts and take committed action towards your goals in alignment with your values and what’s most important to you. All while taking a compassionate approach with yourself.
This course is facilitated by trained and caring staff in a safe and supportive group environment. Participants will benefit from the opportunity to connect with others of a similar age who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.