Challenge by Choice
This program offers wellness oriented, recovery focused programming for youth age 16 – 30 who are living with a mental illness. The format is an experiential learning approach to teach recreation and leisure skills as well as developing enhanced social and personal development skills.
Any youth (16-30) person applying for the Challenge By Choice Program must be referred by a worker and complete an intake process. This program is during the afternoon at the Bill Rees YMCA 10211-105 Street. Outcomes expected include: improved mental health; transferable skill development; reduced substance use; increased social, peer, and sibling connection; increased community integration; and reduced stigmatization and isolation.
The Challenge by Choice Program is a community-based multi-agency initiative with three major stakeholders: Alberta Health Services – Addiction and Mental Health, YMCA of Edmonton, and Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region
To obtain referral forms and further information, contact: The Challenge by Choice Youth Transitional Worker at 780.414.6300
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For the referral forms please see below: