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Y Mind Youth Program

Helping youth 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 13 to 18 (teen) 18 to 30 (youth). It's delivered by the YMCA of Three Rivers and our community partners.


Y Mind Teens, Ages 13 to 18

Our free Y Mind Teen Program offers support to teens ages 13 to 18, for those who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress. Y Mind participants learn evidence-based coping skills based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and self-compassion, and connect with peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.


Upcoming Session:


  • Date: Sundays from 12 – 1:30 p.m., beginning January 8, 2023

  • Location: Online


Program and Registration Details:


  • Free, seven-week program for those experiencing mild-to-moderate stress and anxiety.

  • Learn proven coping skills and meet peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

  • Each session is 1.5 hours long and is offered one evening a week, for seven weeks.

  • Participants must be available to attend all seven sessions.

  • Attendance at one information session or zoom call with a staff member is required to sign up.


Step 1: Pre-register here: Learn more about Y Mind Teen


Step 2: A staff will reach out to connect and make this program is the right fit!


Step 3: Participate in program for seven weeks, learn new tools to cope with stress, and have fun!


Have questions? Contact Us.


Y Mind Youth, Ages 18 to 30

Our free Y Mind Youth program offer support to age groups 18 to 30, who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress. Y Mind participants learn evidence-based coping skills based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and self-compassion, and connect with peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.


Upcoming Session:


  • Date: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., beginning February 21, 2023

  • Location: Kitchener Public Library (Queen St.)


Program and Registration Details:


  • Free, seven-week program for those experiencing mild-to-moderate stress and anxiety.

  • Learn proven coping skills and meet peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

  • Each session is 2 hours long and is offered one evening a week, for seven weeks.

  • Participants must be available to attend all seven sessions.

  • Attendance at one of the information nights required to sign up.


Youth Pre-Register Here for our February 2023 session — someone will be in touch!



financial contribution logo from Public Health Agency of Canada

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