Pilot program aims to boost teens' confidence

Pilot program aims to boost teens’ confidence

DELTA — The Delta branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is offering a program designed to help teens increase confidence and positive thoughts.

The free pilot program started Monday and runs three more days – July 18, 21 and 25 – and includes outdoor activities designed to teach teens how to increase confidence, challenge unhelpful thoughts and build positive ones.

Youth support worker and wilderness instructor Kyle Horvath will facilitate the program.

Being an avid outdoor enthusiast, Horvath revels in the opportunity to connect with youth in a more natural setting. He says his passion for his work is seen in his dedication to youth in discovering their own sense of curiosity and connection with the world around them.

He says the course presents skills that everyone has to learn eventually.

"Not many people are born with the ability to recognize when they are experiencing a vicious cycle of bad thoughts," he says. "More importantly, even if people can identify those thoughts, we don’t always have the tools to change those thoughts because no one teaches us how.

info.delta@cmha.bc.ca"The program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Delta Manor Education Centre in Ladner.

For more information, or to register, call 604-943-1878 or email info.delta@cmha.bc.ca.