Y-Mind Teens a program for teens who experience stress, worry, and/or mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety. The curriculum offers tools and strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as mindfulness. The group will take a strength based approach and assumes participants have been trying their best to cope with their symptoms of stress, worry and mild-moderate anxiety. The tools and strategies provided in this curriculum offers new approaches to coping. Participants will be encouraged to approach these new tools with an open mind, and a willingness to try them; but, ultimately each participant will decide for themselves. The motto is- “take what works for you and leave what doesn’t”.
CMHA Kootenays has partnered with the East Kootenay Addiction Service Society and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver to deliver this 7 week group for teens aged 13-18. This program is offered at no cost, and will provide participants with 7 sessions over 7 weeks. Please note, this is a closed program, and requires participants to be committed to attending these 7 weeks. The sessions will run for about 1.5 hours, and dinner will be provided at each session.
The orientation session will be January 13th and 20th from 5:00-6:30pm, and the sessions will begin on Wednesday, January 27th from 5-6:30. The location of the sessions will be at CMHA-Kootenays Youth Building at 300-1000 21St Avenue North. Due to COVID-19 protocols, we will only be taking up to 8 participants at this time. If you have anyone who may be interested please encourage them to call Brooke 250.426.5222 ext 3223 and attend the orientation session, so we can meet with the teen, and gather more information from them.
Who would be an ideal fit for these sessions?
1) Teens aged 13-18 years of age
2) They express anxiety is a primary concern and their anxiety is within a mild to moderate range
3) Their schedule will allow for punctual attendance of all 7 group sessions
4) They are comfortable or open to work within a group environment
5) They are at a cognitive learning comprehension level to be able to interpret metaphors, conceptualize and discuss concepts, and apply them to situational experiences
6) They value open mindedness and respect for others’ opinions and experiences and are willing to help foster a safe space for group members to share and receive support
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Brooke at 250.426.5222 ext 3223 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org