Impacts of the COVID‑19 Pandemic on Youth Mental Health Service Use
The COVID‑19 pandemic and related public health measures have affected many young Canadians. In particular, the pandemic led to changes that may have affected the use of mental health services among young people. This project will identify potential changes in service use for mental health reasons, why the changes happened, and if particular groups of young people were especially affected. We will use administrative health care data and interviews with decision makers, service providers, parents/caregivers, and youth. The results of the project can inform service delivery as Canada returns to a new ‘normal’ and guide potential responses to future pandemics.