Mental Wellness

Introducing Y Mind

Everyone experiences worry and anxiety. The key is to learn how to manage uncomfortable emotions, so they don’t get in the way of doing things you care about.

Y Mind offers support 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. Programs are offered online and in-person and there is no cost to participate.


Y Mind Teen | For ages 13Y-17Y


Y Mind Youth| For ages 18Y-30Y


Y Mind Teen is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered in-person and online by trained professionals from the national Capital Region. This program supports teens ages 13Y to 17Y who are experiencing symptoms of mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress. Participants learn and practice evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety.

Y Mind Teen gives teens the chance to connect with peers who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. All participants receive a free book and workbook.


Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered in-person and online by trained professionals from the National Capital Region. Anxiety can impact our lives by preventing us from doing what we want or need to do.  It can also be an isolating experience. 

This free program brings young people who have similar thoughts and feelings together. Participants learn evidence-based skills and report feeling reduced anxiety, increased well-being and feeling less alone following the program. All participants receive a free book and workbook.

Our next Y Mind Teen program begins:

  • February 6, 2023  -  7 weeks of in-person sessions.  

To register or request more information, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Our next Y Mind Youth programs begins:

  • February 7, 2023  -  7 weeks of in-person sessions.  

To register or request more information, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

Registration & Questions

Ready to learn more? Your first step is to fill out our contact form!

Contact Form

We are also available directly via email: ymind@ymcaywca.ca