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S.M.A.S.H. COVID’s Key Objectives

  1. Identify the key unmet mental health and substance use care needs for gender and sexually diverse youth and young adults (16-29) in the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
  2. Develop a risk prediction tool linking baseline characteristics with poor mental health and substance use outcomes (e.g. anxiety, depression, suicidality, substance use disorder) at 1 year follow up among gender and sexually diverse youth in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Based on unmet mental health and substance use care needs and risk factors, co-design with gender and sexually diverse youth transformations of virtual and in-person mental health and substance use care for GSD youth in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic