Y.M.C.A Anthem Reimagined



YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is excited to share that the YMCA and Canadian indie pop band Walk off the Earth released a modern take of the iconic Y.M.C.A. anthem to raise awareness of expanded access the free youth mental health program Y Mind.

Originally released in 1978, the hit song has brought crowds to the dance floor, with an enduring legacy internationally. The reimagined cover of the classic party anthem, performed in a more soulful and sincere tone, brings new light to the original lyrics through a mental health lens as the YMCA aims to highlight today’s need for community and open dialogue surrounding mental health.

The program is free and is made possible thanks to the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s investment Supporting the Mental Health of Those Most Affected By COVID-19. 

What is Y Mind?

Y Mind is a free seven-week mental wellness program for people ages 13-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. This program offers the opportunity to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to better manage your anxiety and improve your coping skills. It uses an action-focused approach based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Led by trained mental health professionals, Y Mind gives teens and young adults the chance to connect with others who are having similar experiences. As a participant in the program, you will also have access to the YMCA-YWCA health and fitness facilities throughout the program.

Moving Forward with Anxiety

How Do I Sign Up?

To register for a Y Mind information session or for more details, please contact Nicole Closs at 204-989-4194 or nicole.closs@ymanitoba.ca.

Y Mind Programs

Y Mind Teen (In-Person)

To be notified about future programming, please contact Nicole at  nicole.closs@ymanitoba.ca.

Y Mind Youth (In-Person)

To be notified about future programming, please contact Nicole at nicole.closs@ymanitoba.ca.

Y Mind Newcomer (In-Person)

To be notified about future programming, please contact Nicole at nicole.closs@ymanitoba.ca to be added to our email list.


Learn More About Y Mind

[text with logo] Financial Contribution from Public Health Agency of Canada