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MyHEARTSMAP Research Project

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MyHEARTSMAP Research Project
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 14 January 2021, 11:11 AM
The Saanich School District is happy to support a research study called MyHEARTSMAP that is being conducted by UBC and BC Children's Hospital to measure the impact that COVID-19 is having on youth mental health in BC.   This research tries to understand the experience that families are facing amongst all the changes.   

Have you thought about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected youth mental health in our province? Help us find out and inform mental health resource planning by participating in this study.

This self-assessment study will take about 30 minutes after you talk to a member of our research team, and another 20 minutes in 3 months.

Everyone is aware of the restrictions in place in order to help reduce the COVID-19 pandemic in BC. While these measures have helped to do that, the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the stress caused by these public health responses, may have an impact on the mental health of children and teens, including things like anxiety, depression, self-harm, and substance use.

Using MyHEARTSMAP, an online mental health screening survey, our research team aims to:

  • identify the frequency of mental health concerns in children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • describe the type and severity of these concerns
  • guide families to relevant mental health resources to help with any identified concerns

This will help us find out what types of mental health support resources are needed and guide our mental health system planning to help meet the needs of our children and youth throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is the link to the website: