The Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being (SAYCW) is a partnership between health, education and other community stakeholders dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Saskatchewan population.
SAYCW seeks to support schools and communities to learn more about the health and well-being of their youth, and helps schools and communities connect with stakeholders and resources, so that together, they can act on opportunities to improve youth health and well-being.
SAYCW collects and shares new knowledge on youth health and well-being with schools, communities, and the province through the SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey and results reports. These reports help schools and communities to learn more about the health and well-being of their youth.
SAYCW helps schools and communities connect to the partners and resources they need to do something about youth health and well-being in their communities.
SAYCW supports schools and communities in taking action to improve youth health and well-being through the knowledge they’ve gained, community connections, resources and guidance.
Support youth and community well-being through the collaborative action of community partners working together. Through evidence, tools and resources, SAYCW supports stakeholders to turn the knowledge gained through the youth health survey into health promoting action.
Youth-focused Mental Health Action Report shines light on challenges and ignites movement for solutions
A new report released this week is bringing attention to mental health challenges faced by more than 10,000 youth across the province—and actions at the grassroots level to ignite change.
This report provides a brief review of the scientific literature on COVID-19 and its effects on youth health, with particular emphasis on mental health. SAYCW shares relevant data from the pre-pandemic, 2019 SAYCW survey – these findings show how stressors and unhealthy behaviours that have been worsened by the pandemic (e.g., worry, connection with others, screen time, etc.) had impacted Saskatchewan youths’ health and well-being prior to the pandemic. Suggested health promotion actions to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and improve youth health and well-being are also shared.