Basic Life Skills TrainingSupporting youth living with mental health challenges
Basic Life Skills Training
The Langley Basic Life Skills Training (BLT) Program is a safe place for youth (ages 13-21) living with mental health challenges, to meet and build skills through support, education, and recreation. We strive to empower youth, promote healing, and foster healthy social connections.
Basic Life Skills Training offers:
- Individual outreach and group support to youth 13-21
- Life skills training for transition, employment, and independent living
- Communication, conflict, and relationship skill development
- Music, arts, and recreational activities
Therapeutic Music Program
Since 2011 we have partnered with 1Rock to offer a therapeutic music program in our very own sound room. It provides youth with opportunities to explore music, learn an instrument, and be creative.
Arts and recreational activities
We also offer meditative yoga in collaboration with a local yoga studio. Youth are involved in cutting edge music, arts, and recreational activities which engage and support them.
Who We Help
- Youth 13-21 years old, who reside in Langley
To Access Basic Life Skills Training
- Referrals are made through Langley Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH) only.
- Once a referral is received, staff will give you a call and arrange an initial meeting.
- Sometimes the CYMH clinician will bring a youth who potentially will be referred to the program to visit it first.
Did You Know?
The Basic Life Skills Training program began in 1992 and Archway has been providing services for youth since 1969.
Monday – Friday
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
Please contact us for the program address in Langley.
- Kids Helpline 310-1234
- Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
- Crisisline 1-877-820-7444
- Telecare Crisis Line 852-9099
- Suicide Line 1-800-SUICIDE
- Ministry of Children and Families & Child and Youth Mental Health 604-870-5880
Youthspace Texting Service
Did you know that if you text Youthspace when you are feeling depressed, anxious or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you? Many people don’t like talking on the phone and feel more comfortable texting. This is a free service for anyone. Hard days happen. They get it!<
Text Youthspace at 778-783-0177 across Canada.
*available 6pm to midnight daily.*
Stories & News from Youth Services
When the pandemic first began, Sam was laid off and her schooling went virtual. Living on her own became a whole lot lonelier than before. Without a routine and limited social interaction, Sam struggled more and more to even make it out of bed. Check-in calls and...
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The first time youth enter the colourful space that houses the Basic Life Skills Training (BLT) program, they can immediately sense that it’s going to be different from other mental health services they’ve experienced. From the graffiti-style artwork...