YouthWell focuses on education for parents, educators, and youth in order to eliminate stigma and promote connection. YouthWell hosts monthly workshops for parents, those working with youth, and 7th grade through college-age students. Each provides tools for practicing self-care in order to build resilience so that we are better equipped to cope with stress and challenging situations. YouthWell also partners with the Mental Wellness Center and FSA to offer Youth & Teen Mental Health First Aid training throughout SB County.
Our online Youth and Family Mental Health and Wellness Resource Directory provides resources that reflect services across the spectrum including crisis, early intervention, and postvention in Santa Barbara County. Find a Calendar of mental health education workshops and parent support groups.
The YouthWell Partner Collaborative has 40+ community stakeholders working together on youth mental health early intervention and prevention. Partners meet quarterly and include local school districts, mental health providers, medical community, and law enforcement.
YouthWell will launch a social awareness campaign in 2021 focused on prevention and early intervention with the message: "It's ok to not be ok. It's ok to ask for help." We plan to host annual Youth and Family Mental Health & Wellness Day, Oct 10, 2021.
[Compassion Project... launching in 2021 too provide "simple acts of kindness" to those needing support.]
How can we support you? Share your experiences and your ideas of how we can continue as a community to improve to support youth and their families struggling with mental health.