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Nanaimo youth club organizes mental health workshops for young people

Living in Colour workshop series, via Zoom, starts Tuesday, March 16
The youth service club Youth 20/20 Can has organized a local series of mental health workshops for young people age 15-29. (Stock photo)

Young people are invited to listen in or take part in a series of mental health workshops being organized in Nanaimo over Zoom.

Youth 20/20 Can members have planned the series of workshops, called Living in Colour, starting tonight, March 16, and continuing twice a week until April 1.

Speakers from the community will address six mental wellness topics, starting with Dr. Derek Poteryko, Nanaimo’s medical director for community health, who will talk about living with anxiety.

After that, there will be workshops on resiliency, time management, standing up to depression, stress management and coping skills. Workshops are at 7 p.m. on March 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 and April 1.

The workshops are for teens and young adults aged 15-29. To join in on the conferences, use the Zoom ID code 840 9757 2582 and the passcode youth2020.

For more information, e-mail

Youth 20/20 Can is a volunteer service club for young Canadians, funded by the federal government through the Canada Service Corps program.

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