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BounceBack for Youth: Reclaim Your Health

Feeling low, stressed or anxious?

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Saskatchewan Division designed to help youth age 15 and older manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. It’s common to feel low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry or nothing at all. With the right tools and practice, you can reclaim your mental health. You have the power to make positive changes, and we are here to help.

With BounceBack®, you’ll have access to a trained coach and skill-building workbooks that can be selected to fit your needs.

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian Youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder – the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide

Mental Health Commission of Canada (2013)


BounceBack Coaching

For youth coping with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety

BounceBack Coaching offers low-intensity, highly accessible telephone-guided, Cognitive-Behavioural self-directed with written workbooks. The duration of the program is approximately 2-3 months and a maximum of six guided sessions.

Healthy emotional and social development lay the foundation for mental health and resilience in childhood and throughout life
Mental Health Commission of Canada (2012)

Working Together for Change: A 10 Year Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan for Saskatchewan strongly recommends a focus on prevention and early
intervention as it is important to provide our youth with the tools and skillset to navigate their own experiences of mental health to live happier and healthier lives.

Once depression is recognized, help can make a difference for 80% of people who are affected, allowing them to get back to their regular activities.
Mental Health Commission of Canada (2013)

Workbook Contents

The workbooks are used in conjunction with virtual or telephone coaching to maximize their benefits. Whereas participants are responsible to work through the materials, coaches are available to motivate and monitor their progress. Most importantly, the modules in the workbooks are independent, and the program as a whole is customizable. Participants confer with their coaches early in the program to choose which modules to focus on so that the program is tailored to their particular needs.


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Living Life To The Full For Youth

For youth coping with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety

Living Life to the Full is a facilitator-conducted mental wellness course designed to help people deal with everyday life challenges and learn self-management skills using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. Course content and materials are practical and easily applied to everyday life situations. The course is suitable for individuals 15+.

In Canada, only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them.
Mental Health Commission of Canada (2013)


The course uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy approach that has been evaluated and has been found to work well.

Group Course

The approach is fun and interactive, and you learn with others who are going through similar experiences in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.

Structured Learning

Sessions are moderated by a certified facilitator and include a booklet, handouts and exercises to guide your learning.

To Contact Our Program:

Etchu Besong
Youth Support Worker
Phone 306-525-5601 ext. 239
email [email protected]

BounceBack® is provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It was designed and launched by CMHA BC Division in 2008 and is currently funded by governments and donors in British Columbia, Ontario and parts of Manitoba. BounceBack® is now being expanded to the rest of Canada thanks to support from Bell Let’s Talk.

Funding for Bounce Back for Youth is provided by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

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