Looking for mental health and wellness services in BC? The YMCA is here to help!
Our free mental wellness programs, Y Mind and Mind Medicine, help participants learn how to manage stress and mild-to-moderate anxiety. Our programs are evidence-based and teach Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. To participate, you may self-refer, you do not need a diagnosis of anxiety, and you do not need to be a YMCA member.
Want more details? Browse our groups below.
Y Mind Teen
Y Mind Teen is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. This program supports teens ages 13 to 18 who are experiencing symptoms of mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress. Participants learn and practice evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety.
Y Mind Youth
If you are aged 18 to 30 and struggling with mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress, this group is for you. Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Participants learn and practice evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety.
Y Mind Adult
Y Mind Adult supports adults ages 31+ who are experiencing stress and mild to moderate anxiety. This mental wellness program is a skills-based group led by mental health professionals in a supportive virtual environment. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to increase coping skills.
Mind Medicine is a program that offers the Y Mind curriculum in a culturally responsive way. These programs are skills-based groups led by mental health professionals in a supportive environment and include connection to culture, as determined by Mind Medicine facilitators.
Mind Medicine programs are only delivered in partnership with Indigenous-serving organizations in Canada and are available to the young people in these communities. Programs are delivered in person or online, according to each organization.
If your Indigenous-serving organization would like to deliver Mind Medicine, please learn more by clicking the button below.
YMCA at Home Wellness Programs
Coping during this pandemic means keeping your mind healthy and strong. YMCA at Home's wellness programs provide you with online mindfulness tools, lessons in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), skills to cope with anxiety, self-care, relaxation exercises and more.