Youth mental health program
Many BC youth are struggling with mental health and substance use problems. We know the teen years are when mental health and substance use problems often show up for the first time. That’s why Blue Wave is working to provide youth with skills and support to face challenges in their lives. Blue Wave offers two main programs:
- Living Life to the Full for Youth Our fun and interactive course has been shown to improve mood and well-being and reduce stress and anxiety. It offers tools for building problem solving skills, anger and anxiety management skills, social support, self-esteem and healthy thinking.
- Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary This post-secondary bursary program is open to BC youth under the age of 20 who have experienced a significant mental health or substance use problem.
Blue Wave began as a foundation run by a couple from Langley who lost their teenage daughter, Janice Lee, to suicide. Since 2013, CMHA BC has been continuing their legacy through the Blue Wave program. Learn more about Blue Wave and how you can get involved at www.bluewavebc.ca Learn more: