What’s the SAYCW Youth Health Survey 2015?
The SAYCW Youth Health Survey 2015 was a census-style survey, where all schools and school divisions or authorities across the province were invited to have their students from Grade 7 to 12 participate in the survey. The survey ensured that locally-relevant data was available to all schools and communities and did not exclude schools based on type of school authority, geography or size.
The Youth Health Survey focused on risk and protective factors for health and well-being and collected data on the following themes:
The SAYCW Youth Health Survey 2015 was developed in partnership with SAYCW members from the education and health sectors, as well as content experts. The survey was intended to respond to the needs and interests of schools and communities and to provide high-quality local data on health and well-being topics of interest to them. The survey was pilot-tested in 6 diverse schools across the province. SAYCW is working to improve the survey between survey cycles to ensure the data that is captured is as useful as possible to schools and communities.
Why should your school participate?
To find out more about the benefits of participating in the SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey in 2019 click here.
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.