In this study, our goal is to learn about factors that affect the health and well-being of young people during COVID-19.
- How do your perceptions of social distancing, your social connections with others, and your use of social media relate to your well-being?
- If you’re a student, what are your thoughts about online learning during the pandemic?
- Are you satisfied or concerned about online learning?
- Have you experienced any challenges?
- What is the relation between your body composition and physical distancing from others?
- Are answers to these questions the same or different for people of different ages, races, ethnicities, genders and personalities?
You are invited to participate in the iBelong2 research study; a study that includes 3 online surveys regarding adolescents and young adults’ use of social media and their perceptions of social connectedness, social distancing, health/wellbeing, and education during COVID-19. These surveys will take place from now until September 7, 2020 (Survey 1), between October and December, 2020 (Survey 2), and between July and August, 2021 (Survey 3).
Thank you for your interest in participating in the iBelong2 research study. While we (the Investigators) do not foresee any potential risks associated with filling out the following online survey, we acknowledge that answering some questions (for example, those related to anxiety, depression, and social relationships) might elicit difficult or negative thoughts and emotions in some individuals. The following is a list of mental health support services, as well as COVID-19-specific resources, available to young people across Ontario.
First and foremost, if you are in an emergency situation or in immediate danger, please call 911, or go to nearest hospital/emergency department.
Provincial Mental Health Support Services:
Ontario adolescents and young adults seeking help regarding mental health
concerns can use these free Ontario mental health resources:
Government of Ontario – Find Mental Health Support:
*Follow the link to find online resources or call to find resources in your
Phone: Call 211 or 1 877 330 3213
Kids Help Phone (ages 5 – 20):
Phone: 1 800 668 6868
Text CONNECT to 686868
Social media(s): @KidsHelpPhone
Good2Talk (ages 17 – 25):
Phone: 1 866 925 5454
Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
Social media(s): @good2talk
Phone: 1 866 531 2600
Find the ConnexOntario App in the Apple or Google Play Store
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
*Offers immediate mental health counselling for all Indigenous peoples:
Phone: 1 855 242 3310
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources:
Ontario adolescents and young adults seeking information and/or assistance
regarding COVID-19 and mental health concerns can also access these free
Government of Canada – Mental Health and COVID-19:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – The COVID-19 Pandemic:
Phone: 1 800 463 2338
Social media(s): @CAMHnews
Find the CAMH App in the Apple or Google Play Store
Crisis Services Canada – COVID-19 Resources:
Social media(s): @CrisisCanada