Resilient Older Youth Group

What:  The Resilient Older Youth Group is a once-a-week group that engages older 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 older youth ages 13 – 18 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 older youth living in families affected by parental mental illness and addictions.

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

  • Ages 8 to 10 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.