Learn to Cope with Stress and Anxiety
Are you experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress? Join the YMCA's Y Mind Youth program. It is a FREE seven-week mental wellness program for people ages 18 to 30. It's delivered across Canada by YMCAs and our community partners.
Want to learn more or register? Fill out the form below and someone from our team will get back to you soon. Those outside the Greater Vancouver region are welcome to submit the form as well. Our team will connect you with a Y Mind program closest to you.
Free, seven-week mental wellness program for those experiencing mild-to-moderate stress & anxiety.
Learn proven coping skills and meet peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.
Each session is 2.5 hours long and is offered one evening a week, for seven weeks.
Must be available to attend all seven sessions.
Attendance at one information session at a YMCA near you is required to sign up.
Participants receive a free YMCA membership for up to 14 weeks.
- Ages 18 to 30
- Experiencing stress and mild-to-moderate anxiety
- Residing in B.C.
- Length: seven-week program
- Time commitment: 2.5 hours one evening a week for seven weeks
- Our upcoming Y Mind Youth programs will be held in-person in downtown Vancouver and Coquitlam in fall 2023.
- Fall 2023 cohorts will be held in person in Vancouver and Coquitlam.
- Virtual programs via Zoom and in-person programs in other communities are available periodically.
"I love how interactive Y Mind has been. I learn best by doing. It’s been fun and effective. I learnt exactly what anxiety is, and Y Mind normalized anxiety. I have new tools to help me with anxiety and my relationship with it. I am very grateful for Y Mind."
- Past Y Mind Youth Participant
The Y Mind program is also for all ages 13+.
Did you know that Y Mind is now available in 24 YMCA associations across Canada? To generate awareness of the expansion of the program, YMCA Canada has partnered with Walk off the Earth to re-record the iconic Y.M.C.A. anthem--now reimagined for today's need of community and open dialogue on mental health. Watch the video below!