The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) are proud to announce a virtual event: Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-being of Teens & What Do They Need To Do Well? This opportunity will focus on how we can support our teenage children in the time of COVID-19, and will offer both caregiver and teen perspectives on the issues that matter to them.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-being of Teens

What Do They Need To Do Well?

In this presentation, we will look briefly at the impact of the pandemic on teen mental health, what we hear in the news and what the ongoing surveys are telling us. We will also hear what teenagers are saying.

Through a developmental lens, we will view our teenagers’ typical behaviours to inform us why this pandemic has been so challenging for them, but also to help us reflect on what it is they need and how we can support them.

Through our co-presenters at PCMH, we will be hearing reflections from a parent or caregiver perspective, as well as from a teen perspective. Also included in the presentation we will share resources for accessing mental health supports, as well as additional information and ideas for caring adults and young people.

The talk is geared toward parents and caregivers of tweens and teens, but may be informative for educators and those working with young people and even young people themselves.

Register for the Event

When: May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Where: Register for the Zoom Meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The event is estimated to last approximately an hour and a half.

Presented by:

  • Susan Gross, WRDSB Psychological Services
  • Co-Presenters: Indrani Reddy, WRDSB Psychological Services along with Angela Sider and Sharon Hutton of Parents for Children’s Mental Health