The Blues Program gives young people the tools to look after their emotional wellbeing.

More About Leading The Blues Program

The Blues Program is an internationally acclaimed wellbeing program for young people aged 13-19. Over six hours of classes, it teaches emotional resilience, and reduces low mood and anxious thoughts.
Crucially, it gets teenagers talking.

Rates of depression for teens have been steadily climbing for several years.  The CDC reports that 37% of teens report feeling sad or depressed most days.

 

Proven outcomes:

  • Reduced depression symptoms for up to two years!
  • Teens are less likely to develop major depression disorder.
  • Reduced substance use.

 

Supporting mental health and wellbeing is a big part of what we do. We help young people talk about how they're feeling, and make sure they don't feel alone.

How it works

Blues involves six hours of group sessions, plus home tasks. Students learn how to challenge negative thoughts, and talk about different coping strategies.

Regular group work builds rapport and confidence. The home tasks are a chance to practice the new skills. It’s simple, and it works.

Upcoming Classes

Join us for an Open Blues Training Class, $500 per seat, on September 29th and October 6th, Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Interested?  Please contact education@cobys.org.

Become part of the growing support network our teens desperately need.

Learn about our training