There is a lack of Canadian research on the mental health of newcomer youth. To fill this gap, researchers undertook a study that looked at the social determinants of newcomer youth mental health. They conducted a survey and focus groups with youth living in four areas of Toronto to better understand the economic and social conditions that shape their mental health. The youth who participated in the study reported a number of stressors and challenges that affect their mental health, including difficulties with learning English, entering the labour market, adjusting to the education system, and accessing information. They also reported systemic discrimination and exclusions that affect their social, economic, and mental wellbeing.
EENet has developed a Research Report Round-up of the report, “Determinants of Mental Health for Newcomer Youth: Policy and Service
Read about the report here.
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