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Mental Health & Wellness Workshops 

 The City of Sacramento, Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment presents Mental Health, Wellness, and Empowerment Workshops.


 

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The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment Youth Division is excited to offer FREE Mental Health, Wellness, & Empowerment Workshops for young people 13-24 years of age. The workshops are youth friendly and provide a safe space for youth to learn about mental health, wellness, and personal empowerment. Workshops are presented in a conversational manner where youth are invited to talk and exchange comments with other youth, not required but encouraged.

 

JANUARY 2022

Workshop Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Jan 10

Jan 11

Jan 12

Jan 13

Jan 14

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
CSEC

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
Let's Talk Wellness 

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
#MyBestLife

 

Jan 17

Jan 18

Jan 19

Jan 20

Jan 21

Holiday
MLK, Jr.

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
CSEC

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
Let's Talk Wellness

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
#StopStigma

 

Jan 24

Jan 25

Jan 26

Jan 27

Jan 28

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
CSEC

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
Let's Talk Wellness

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness
#MyBestLife

 
Jan 31        

Desk Yoga
Mindfulness

       

 

Mental Health, Wellness, & Empowerment Workshops Timetable; Desk Yoga is on Monday Jan 10, 24, and 31; Tuesday Jan 11, 18, and 25; Wednesday Jan 12, 19, and 26; Thursday Jan 13, 20, 27; Guided Meditation is on Monday Jan 10, 24, and 31; Tuesday Jan 11, 18, 25; Wednesday January 12, 19, 26; Thursday Jan 13, 20, 27; CSET for CSEC is on Tuesday Jan 11, 18, and 25; Let's Talk Wellness is on Wednesday Jan 12, 19, and 26; #MyBestLife is on Thursday Jan 13, and 27; #StopStigmaSacramento is on Thursday January 20th

Workshop Descriptions

Desk Yoga

Virtual Meetings, Virtual Learning, & Virtual Hangouts have all become a new reality during this pandemic of COVID-19. Sitting for extended periods of time is strenuous on your body. This workshop will teach you simple yoga techniques that you can do from your chair and keep you pain free. In addition to a good stretch, desk yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, stress reduction, and an improved sense of well-being.

Guided Meditation – Brain Relaxation – Quiet the Mind & Brain Relaxation

Are you feeling more pressure? Experiencing higher levels of stress? Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help alleviate stress and live more fully Mindfulness is experiencing life from moment to moment with full awareness and acceptance. The practice of mindfulness teaches us to pay greater attention to our internal and external experiences leading to a more balanced and harmonious existence. Through guided meditation this workshop will explore how we can cope with the daily stresses that we encounter.

CSET for CSEC

Do you know someone who is at-risk/currently “in the life”? Please join us in learning about what is Commercial Sexual Exploitation for Children/Youth (CSEC). Staff from CSET program will be conducting outreach workshops to teach youth: How to recognize if someone is in the life and how/where to get support. We will also be sharing resources in the community for you/your peers. If you/someone you know would like services individually, feel free to connect with our staff, and we can arrange for in-person support.

Let’s Talk Wellness

This workshop series will explore different topics related to wellness each week. Sessions will provide an open dialogue between participants and facilitators on the topic of the day. This workshop series will have conversations on lived experiences, exchange of ideas and ways to encourage mental wellness. These workshops are designed to be dynamic and engaging to explore the various weekly wellness topics. Please join us in the conversation and learn about mental wellness.

#MyBestLife

This group has rotating topics designed to help you live your best life! Topics include healthy communication, stress management, mindfulness, and taking care of you. Have other ideas or topics you would like to chat about? Bring them to the group! Check us out on IG @youthhelpnetwork to learn more about Youth Help Network, get to know our team, tips for self-care, and community resources.

Mental Illness: It’s not what You Think! #StopStigmaSacramento

Sacramento County has been working on a campaign to spread awareness on the subject of stigma with mental health and the barriers that discourages individuals to access mental health resources. Their goal is to fundamentally change negative attitudes and perceptions about mental illness and demonstrate that people living with mental illness are everyday people leading meaningful lives. This workshop will have a guest speaker who is currently living with mental health issues and will discuss openly about what that is like for them.

 

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Contact Us

For additional Information, Please contact.

Mauro Solis Rodriguez, MSW, Senior Liaison (He, Him, His)

Phone: 916-808-6163 | Email: MARodriguez@cityofsacramento.org

 

Rhonda Patterson, Youth Civic Engagement Program Supervisor (She, Her, Hers)

Phone: 916-808-6189 | Email: RPatterson@cityofsacramento.org