Resilient Younger Youth Group

What:  The Resilient Younger Youth Group is a once-a-week group that engages younger youth affected by parental mental illness and addictions in a variety of learning activities, games and social opportunities.

When:  Each group runs for 8 weeks.  The groups usually occur 2 or 3 times per year (Winter, Spring and Fall.)  Groups are held during after school hours.  Transportation to and from home and snacks are provided.

Where:  Groups are held at the Garratt Wellness Centre (7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond)

Who:  The groups are for kids ages 11 and 12 years old who are affected by parental mental illness or addictions.

The groups are led by trained facilitators who are either program staff or from local partnering organizations.

Why:  These multi-week groups offer opportunities to learn new information and build new skills for younger youth living in families affected by parental mental illness and addictions.

Resilient Younger Youth Groups are open to Supporting Families Affected by Parental Mental Illness and Addictions clients:

  • Ages 11 and 12 years old
  • Affected by parental mental illness or substance use
  • Living or going to school in Richmond
  • Whose family member has decided in partnership with the Supporting Families Clinical Lead that the group would be beneficial for the youth

If you have questions about registration and/or about this group, please contact us

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    To become a Supporting Families client, please submit a completed Referral Form, available HERE.