Youth experiencing anxiety, low mood and difficultly connecting with peers meet in a group setting for 1-2 hours for 8-12 weeks with skilled group facilitators to develop coping skills, find connection, gain insight, and build wellness through experiential, eclectic and evidence informed group activities.
Am I Eligible? Youth ages 13-17 years who reside within the CTYS catchment area (‘catchment area’ is the boundaries within Toronto in which CTYS can offer service – please contact intake or go to the intake page for more information) are eligible for this service.
Connections is a resource building space for youth of all genders ages 13-18 (must be 17 at time of intake) who may have: worries, anxieties, struggles with peers, or low mood.
The Connections Group aims to foster connections and community among youth and provides resources for managing during tough times as well as opportunities to discuss the mental health impacts of current societal contexts.
The program includes experiential activities, and opportunities to build skills/resources to manage anxiety and low mood while decreasing isolation through connections with other youth in a supportive group setting.
Pre-registration and an intake are required. Groups are offered either in person or virtually (cameras required).
How do I get connected? Interested youth and referral sources should contact CTYS Community Intake to discuss more at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 416-924-2100 ext. 245.