Our Spring 2022 program session has begun. Please check back in Summer 2022 for future program dates. 

For Youth ages 11-14 (middle school) who are self-motivated to participate in a supportive group counselling environment to take charge of the way anxiety and worry is impacting their lives.

New Roots is a 7-week group counselling program for youth who are looking to develop healthy strategies to cope with uncertainty, anxiety and worry. Find peer support and connection with other youth, while exploring new strategies in a fun, no-pressure, safe, and supportive setting. We will explore your connection with the natural world as a resource to manage anxiety – and will build effective tools for cultivating a peaceful state of mind, at home, at school and outside.

Parents/guardians are also asked to participate by attending 2 parent-only education sessions, with a focus on understanding anxiety, supporting youth to take charge of anxiety and worry in their lives, and personal wellness. Parent sessions will be facilitated online via Zoom.

  • June 14th is a special family program which will take place in partnership with POWER TO BE at their site at Prospect Lake, from 3:45-7pm.   This program will involve the opportunity for voyager canoeing, food and a fire and celebration.
  • Intake for spring session starting now! Contact [email protected]
  • People of all genders, sexualities, bodies, ancestries, cultures, and abilities are welcome. Maximum of 10 participants.
  • Covid safety policies are in place to manage a safe group outside, physical distancing will be expected, and activities modified to meet these needs.

Program Information


May 3 - June 14th, 2022


Tuesdays, 3:15 - 5:30pm


Government House Gardens

Program Facilitators

Sarah Delroy, MA, RCC; Trudi Smith, MA candidate


This program is gratefully funded by private donations from those who believe in the power of this program.

Registration Information

To Register to this program, please contact:  [email protected].

To complete registration we require a brief intake meeting with youth and parent/guardian over Zoom.

The program cost is covered by private donations by individuals who are passionate about support for youth mental health and wellbeing. If you want to contribute to keeping New Roots accessible to all, donate here.