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Two cohorts for different age groups

CMHA NWV coordinates two cohorts: Steps for individuals aged 13-18 and Steps+ for those aged 19-29. Additionally, participants have access to one-on-one support from the Steps Peer Support Team.

Steps runs on Thursday evenings at approximately 4:30 PM & Steps+ runs on Monday evenings at approximately 5:30 PM.

How it works

Through fun and challenging activities, youth are encouraged to interact in a nurturing and non-judgmental environment while promoting healthy habits. Activities such as hiking, yoga and skill-based learning build self-confidence and strengthen both social and personal goals.

How does STEPS help?

Steps has been proven to be effective in youth 13-18, with 100% of participants reporting a decrease in depression and anxiety symptoms. The older cohort (19-29) use this program to focus on their long-term mental wellness by coming weekly and building support systems for one another.

How to get involved

For more information or to join the program, contact Steps Youth Program Coordinator, Emma Duggan at emma.duggan@cmhanorthshore.ca or (778) 866-2408; or Steps Youth Program Supervisor, Blair Hackman at blair.hackman@cmhanorthshore.ca or (778) 246-5841.

We are able to offer Steps for free to youth through the generous support of donors like you. To help us provide the Steps program to more North Shore youth, please donate.