Public webinar to focus on youth mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

A study examining the impact of pandemic measures on adolescent mental health, including school closures and different COVID-19 learning modes, will be the focus of a free public talk Tuesday, April 26.

Hosted by Brock University’s Lifespan Development Research Institute as part of its Community Speaker Series, and in partnership with Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, the webinar will be led by Health Sciences Assistant Professor Karen Patte and Post-doctoral Fellow Negin Riazi.

“Youth mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic” will explore ongoing research using survey data collected before and over the pandemic from a large sample of Canadian secondary school students.

The presenters will share results from interviews with young people on their experiences of the pandemic measures and their recommendations for schools and policy-makers to better support youth mental health.

The research is supported by funding from Sick Kids Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required to gain access to the online event. Please RSVP online via the Lifespan website.

For more information, please contact Jayne Morrish at

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