General Health & Well-Being

The SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey covered many aspects of youth health and well-being. This toolkit includes guidelines, resources and tools related to oral (dental) health, screen time, and sleep health.

Oral Health

Oral Health Activities & Resources
     

Canadian Dental Association. 

Informational videos, fact sheets, posters, activities and quizzes to promote the importance of good oral health.

Oral Health Information
   

The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan. 

Oral health information as it relates to tobacco cessation, diabetes awareness, oral cancer, medical conditions, lifestyle, eating well, sports and activities,

Oral Health Information and Resources
   

Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition Inc. 

The Saskatchewan Oral Health Coalition works collaboratively with dedicated partners to improve the oral and overall health of Saskatchewan residents. As an inter-disciplinary group, they strive to identify and address the needs of vulnerable populations, and by using evidence based decision making, promote advocacy, education, prevention and standards. Their website has many resources, reports and research on oral health, including information on oral health services in Saskatchewan.

Screen Time

Balance Screen Time
     

Active Saskatchewan. 

Information and ideas to balance screen time for parents, teachers, community leaders and decision-makers.

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines
   

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). 

These guidelines encourage Canadian children to "Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit" the right amount of time in an average 24-hour day. Tools and resources are available to help with sleep, sedentary behaviours and physical activities that support their healthy development and promote an active lifestyle.

Sleep Health

Making Sleep Count
   

Anxiety Canada. 

A resource on the importance of sleep in terms of managing stress and anxiety, as well as improving performance at school, with strategies to increase sleep health.

Healthy Sleep
   

Teen Mental Health.org. 

A resource that discusses the importance of sleep, things within your control to ensure a healthy sleep (e.g., what you eat and drink before bed; your sleep environment; what you do before bed; what you do while you are falling asleep), and strategies to achieve a healthy sleep when nothing else works.

Are Canadian Kids Too Tired to Move?
   

ParticipACTION. 

The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth 2016 - This Report Card includes new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep – the first of their kind in the world – and, for the first time, assigns a Sleep grade.

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines
   

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). 

These guidelines encourage Canadian children to "Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit" the right amount of time in an average 24-hour day. Tools and resources are available to help with sleep, sedentary behaviours and physical activities that support their healthy development and promote an active lifestyle.

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.

SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Report - 2019 Survey Findings
The SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Report – 2019 Survey Findings was released in November 2020. This report shares important descriptive data – like the percentage of...

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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.

Click here to read the report

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