Mindfulness for Well-Being and Resilience Program for Toronto At-Risk Youth
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is excited to announce the launch of our new project: Mindfulness for Well-Being and Resilience Program for Toronto At-Risk Youth.
The main objective of this project is to deliver a 6-week mindfulness-based mental health program to help develop and sustain the emotional well-being of 100 Toronto at-risk youth (ages 14-18) in the face of personal challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Program consists of:
- A Core Workshop comprised of six 1-hour weekly live online sessions in which participants learn mindfulness tools to increase well-being and resilience, coping skills and emotional regulation, and strategies to deal with difficult situations.
- A Support Module consisting of 30-minute online sessions to help youth participants develop and maintain a regular mindfulness practice. The Support sessions will run 2 days a week for 6 weeks, in tandem with the core program sessions.
- A downloadable support kit and meditation app to assist youth participants with their home practice.
The Centre will run 3 of these programs from May to October 2022. There will also be a one-day training in November 2022 for 15 youth participants who completed the Program and who are interested in further learning how to facilitate mindfulness practices for other youth.
Please see the poster below for information on the first program beginning on June 14. To register, please contact Prabh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is generously made possible by the support of TELUS Friendly Future Foundation.