Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health


The purpose of this study is to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth mental health for young people who are connected to mental health services in and around Calgary.

The study involves completing questionnaires about experiences with the pandemic and current mental health every three months for one year. This can all be done online.

There is an option to provide a saliva sample for genetic analysis to help us better understand how genetics may contribute to the impact of the pandemic on mental health.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 6 to 18

Inclusion criteria:

You may be eligible to participate if you meet all of the following criteria:

1) Age 6-18
2) Receiving care through a CAAMHPP clinic OR seeking services through Access Mental Health
3) Able to complete consent and questionnaires in English


Fill out the following form if you want to participate in this research

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Please contact the research coordinator at

Principal investigator:

Paul Arnold

Clinical trial: