our work in action

The YouthWell Partner Collaborative has 40+ community stakeholders that meet quarterly. Partners include local school districts, mental health providers, medical community, and law enforcement. We involve parents and youth in order to learn and better understand the issues. View STATS to understand the need.


youth mental health & wellness resource flyers distributed annually to 5 school districts & local providers since 2018.


parents, educators, providers, and community members attended youth mental health speaker workshops in 2018-2019 hosted by YouthWell in partnership with Deckers. In addition, more than 900 attended our 2020 virtual Workshops.


parents, educators, and providers were certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid (29 classes) in 2019-2020 through a partnership with Family Service Agency, Mental Wellness Center and YouthWell in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, and Santa Maria.


providers & school administrators attended a YouthWell partners workshop in an effort to strengthen partner connections and enable stronger student referrals 

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YouthWell Mission & History

YouthWell Programs & Services



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.



Online youth and family mental health Resource Directory provides resources that reflect services across the spectrum including early intervention and postvention. Calendar of mental health education workshops and training being offered by community partners. The Youth Mental Health & Wellness Resource Flyer is distributed in English & Spanish to parents, teachers, and counselors through the schools.

Youth and Teen


A comprehensive training designed to equip educators, family members, and caregivers with the skills and knowledge to identify, understand, and respond to the signs or risk factors of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. **Partnering with Mental Wellness Center and FSA to provide Youth & Teen Mental Health First Aid training throughout SB County. upcoming training schedule >



Partners Collaborative... 40+ key community stakeholders working together on youth mental health early intervention and prevention. View all partners >>

Launching in 2021...
Behavioral Health Linkages Collaborative... Building stronger health linkages to foster warm handoffs in order to close the loop when referrals are made and ensure that youth are able to access the services they need. 

Access & Inclusion Committee... Working together to increase responsible outreach to the most marginalized and vulnerable communities. 

Compassion Project... providing "simple acts of kindness". 



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." Host annual Youth and Family Mental Health & Wellness Day (Oct 10, 2021) **DETAILS COMING SOON!** Sign-up for our monthly eNewsletter >> Follow our social media... @youthwell [instagram, facebook, twitter]

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 >