YMCA of OakvilleHealth & Wellness
Fundraising goal: $25,000
Research shows 1 in 5 youth suffer from poor mental health which has been exasperated by the pandemic. The YMCA’s new Youth Mental Wellness program will address this by providing groups of 10-12 youth aged 18-30 years who experience mild to moderate anxiety with a seven week program.
The young people will connect weekly in a facilitated, safe and encouraging environment where they will learn evidence-based mindfulness techniques, fun activities to demonstrate Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and take-home resources to help cope with anxiety between sessions. It is designed to be preventative, supporting youth before mental health challenges reach a critical point and provides the skills to support mental wellness throughout life.