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Y Mind

Free Mental Wellness Program

If anxiety is impacting your life and preventing you from doing what you want or need to do, this group is for you. Y Mind is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered online by trained local Social Workers from the region of Simcoe/Muskoka. Y Mind is for both teens and youth who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. Our teen program supports people ages 13-18, and our Youth program supports people ages 18-30. These groups are led by trained mental health professionals and gives teens and young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. Made possible through our funding partners.

Participants will receive:

  • A copy of the book, “The Happiness Trap” for use in the program
  • A two-month complimentary YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics Membership
  • Access to technology to complete the program, if needed

The next YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Y Mind programs are as follows:

  • Y Mind Teen (Ages 13-18):
    • Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm from February 6th to March 26th.
    • This program will be facilitated virtually via Zoom.
  • Y Mind Youth (Ages 18-30):
    • Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00pm from February 7th to March 27th.
    • This program will be facilitated in-person at the Sandbox Centre (24 Maple Ave 2ND FLOOR, Barrie, ON, L4M 7W4). Youth sessions will also include a meal.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is in partnership with:

Catholic Family Services of South Simcoe – Y Mind Program dates are as follows:

  • Y Mind Teen (Ages 13-18):
    • New session dates coming soon!

Employment North Gravenhurst – Y Mind Program dates are as follows:

  • Y Mind Youth (Ages 18-30):
    • New session dates coming soon!

Attendance at an information session, followed by an intake to determine right fit, is required to join Y Mind. 

Contact us to learn more and sign up.

To learn more, call or text the Y Mind Lead Facilitator: Sidrah Mir (705)-718-0097

or email:

Apply online today: Click Here to Apply


This program is run by caring, trained staff, in a safe supportive environment.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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