About the Project

COVID and all the changes it has caused have been hard for many children, youth, and families in Saskatchewan. With this study, we want to answer the questions: “How has COVID affected the mental health of children and youth in Saskatchewan during the first year of the pandemic? What are their needs for mental health services?We want to find out: 1) how common mental health problems like anxiety and depression are in children and youth in Saskatchewan; 2) how these conditions are affecting children and youth and how well they are able to cope; and 3) whether children, youth, and their families can get the help they need for their mental health and how satisfied they are with the services they’ve received since COVID began. 

The goal of this study is to provide useful data to enhance mental health services to children and youth, and support families in Saskatchewan. “The pandemic has caused enormous disruption in children’s lives,” explains Dr. Muhajarine. “We would like to know how our children and youth are faring in this pandemic, how they are coping, and whether they are getting the services and supports they need.”

See Us, Hear Us: Children, youth, and families in Saskatchewan coping with mental health during the first year of COVID-19 pandemic is funded by a Mental Heatlh Research Canada (MHRC)-Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) COVID-19 Child & Youth Mental Health Impact Grant.

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If you have questions about the survey or our research project, please email or contact:

Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine, Principal Investigator
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU)
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan
t: 306-966-7940  e: