Mental health is how we think, feel and act. 

Our model for mental health at the Y is about creating a space for community care. Y leaders practice caring for themselves as well as others.  

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Our community's mental health is reflective of the broader community. Developing and maintaining positive mental health enables individuals to realize their full potential, cope with stress, be productive and contribute in a meaningful way to their families, workplaces and communities.

Over the past ten years and during the COVID-19 pandemic, people experienced high levels of isolation, grief and a shift in their normal routines. The Y community is where we can learn and practice resilience - our ability to thrive, adapt and cope despite tough and stressful times. We can all practice connecting with ourselves, others and new coping skills that help us thrive.

Programs and our staff at the YMCA of Metro Denver: 

  • Promote healthy, motivated, socially-connected adults who contribute to strong communities. 

  • Support positive mental health among youth so they can successfully navigate the complexities of life, develop fulfilling relationships, adapt to change and realize their potential.  

We all have mental health.  

Upcoming Events

Suicide Prevention Training with Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) | Online | FREE

October 4 | 7 PM - 8:30 PM | Online | REGISTER - Password YMCA

Fishing the Good Fight - Open Men's Group - Open Men's Groups are free of charge and occur on a monthly basis. Come to one or come each month! | October 19 & November 16 | Register 

 

Register for an Upcoming Self-Care October Workshop:

Workshops at the Arvada YMCA

FREE Programs being offered in October: 

  • Yoga for Mental Health | Oct. 15 | 12:30 PM
  • Rolling & Recovery | Oct. 27 | 4:30 PM

Members are able to register for FREE workshops on Mindbody 10 days in advance.

Workshops at the Aurora YMCA

FREE Programs being offered in October: 

  • Meditation | Oct. 6 | 7:30 PM

Members are able to register for FREE workshops on Mindbody 10 days in advance.

Workshops at the Downtown YMCA
  • Breathwork and Performance | Oct. 22 | Register

 

Workshops at the Littleton YMCA
  • Intro to Pilates Reformer | Oct. 3 | Register 
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop | Oct. 8 | Register 

FREE Programs being offered in October: 

  • Foam Rolling & Recovery | Oct. 12 | 11:30 AM
  • Meditation | Oct. 19 | 6:45 PM 

Members are able to register for FREE workshops on Mindbody 10 days in advance.

 

Workshops at the Southwest YMCA
  • Adult Barefoot Series | Oct. 4 | Register 
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Workshop | Oct. 15 | Register 
  • Teen Barefoot Series | Oct. 18 | Register 

FREE Programs being offered in October: 

  • Meditation | Oct. 13 | 5:15 PM

Members are able to register for FREE workshops on Mindbody 10 days in advance.

Workshops at the University Hills YMCA

FREE Programs being offered in October: 

  • Meditation | Oct. 11 | 6:15 PM
  • Foam Rolling & Recovery | Oct. 20 | 5:15 PM

Mark your calendar for December:

  • Breathwork Workshop | Dec. 14 | Register

Members are able to register for FREE workshops on Mindbody 10 days in advance.

Past Events

Did you miss:

  • "Depression and Anxiety 101: How to Recognize and How to Help." Watch here
  • "Coping with Stress for Parents". Recording coming soon!
  • "Kids and Technology" workshop sponsored by Children's Hospital Colorado. Listen to recording
  • "Stress Management" workshop sponsored by Children's Hospital Colorado. Recording coming soon!
  • "COVID-19 and Mental Health" workshop sponsored by Children's Hospital Colorado. Recording coming soon!
  • "Building Resiliency" workshop sponsored by Children's Hospital Colorado. Listen to recording
  • "Understanding Trauma" workshop? See the recordingPasscode: US7dH$eM
Y-USA Resources

Dinner Table Resilience 

Courtesy of the La Crosse Family YMCA, check out the video series and skills sheets by Mental Health Director Sarah Johnson on building resilience. Resilience is a foundational component of our mental health. It is our ability to thrive, adapt and cope despite tough and stressful times.  

Full video series

Try the Dinner Table Resilience App, all the videos and skills practice sheets available to you. Download, use and build resilience in ourselves and others. 

Download from Apple Store

Download from Google Play