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No one should suffer in silence.

One of the biggest reasons people don't seek help or support when they are struggling with a mental health challenge is because of the stigma and shame associated with it. YouthWell focuses on education, support, prevention and early intervention (PEI), connecting youth and families to mental health and wellness resources before the crisis. YouthWell seeks to simplify access to mental health and wellness resources for youth ages 10-25 and their families, making solid connections through warm handoffs.

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youthwell workshops

YouthWell focuses on education with monthly workshops for youth, parents, and those working with youth, in order to eliminate stigma, open up conversations about teen mental health today and connect families to resources. Workshops are designed to empower parents and youth with a strength-based approach providing tools that promote connection, wellness and self-care in order to build resilience so that we are all 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.

resource directory

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 prevention and early intervention (PEI). Partners meet quarterly and include local school districts, mental health providers, medical community, and law enforcement. 

social awareness

YouthWell is launching a 2021 social awareness campaign focused on prevention and early intervention with the message: "It's ok to not be ok. It's ok to ask for help." Follow us on social media. SUBSCRIBE to MONTHLY NEWSLETTER >

Future projects: Host Youth and Family Mental Health & Wellness Day, Oct 10. Launch Compassion Project to provide "simple acts of kindness" to those needing support.

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contact us

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. 

• Email our team at Info@YouthWell.org

• Call 805.448.2426

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• View our YouthWell Team, Partners & Advisory Board >