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Mental Health Survey Results Are In - Thanks To All Who Participated

Our School Student Well-Being Survey Results

Early this spring, all Pembina Trails High Schools administered a “Student Well-Being” survey to gather student voice on this important topic. The survey measured various factors such as the effects of the pandemic, social engagement, sense of belonging, positive relationships, emotional health, and overall well-being. 2,562 high school students responded. Below are some of the results.

Areas where the pandemic continues to impact students’:

  • Mental well-being (39%)                     
  • Learning (38%)
  • Interest in school activities (30%)
  • Physical Health (28%)
  • Ability to make friends (24%)

Ninety-seven percent of students reported feeling confident they would graduate.  


Sense of Belonging and Social Engagement:

  • Feeling included in school activities and accepted by others (63%) 
  • Had at least one close peer friend (74%)

Student use of social media negatively affected their:

  • Sleep (42%)
  • Mental health (26%)
  • Learning (19%)

One third of students felt nervous about what other students thought of them and worried they would be laughed at. A third of students also felt lonely and sad. 

These findings are consistent with recent Canadian Mental Health Association data on Canadian youth, reported in October 2022. 

Moving forward, it is imperative for families, caregivers, and schools to work together to support the mental health and well-being of our young people. This could include:

  • providing access to mental health resources
  • promoting healthy social media habits
  • encouraging students to engage in extra-curricular activities and 
  • creating supportive and inclusive environments   

Community Resources

Click the links to access Community Resources and Agencies that support families and youths.

Aulneau Renewal Center 

The Family/Child Counselling Program – Parent and Family Support 



Aurora Family Therapy Center

Offers a wide variety of counselling programs.   

Link: Aurora Family Therapy Centre

Stop Now and Plan (SNAP)

Family Resources, Age 0-17

Cognitive behavioural model that teaches kids how to self-regulate, self-control and problem solve.   Parents are given instruction on how to strengthen their parenting skills. 



Living Life to the Full

Student Stress and Anxiety Program - Age 13-18 



AFM – Addiction Treatment Programs

Rainbow Resource Centre

Youth Program  - This program offers a positive space for youth who identify as 2SLGBTQ+- 




Mental Health and Addiction Support & Ray Wired 



Teen Clinic 

Free and confidential health and medical services for youth.



Strongest Families Institute:

Defeat Anxiety – A program designed to help alleviate anxiety among youth aged 12-17.

Link: Strongest Families Institute : Strongest Families Institute


Klinic Community Health: Crisis Support

Provides free and confidential counselling, support and referrals for people experiencing a crisis or are suicidal.


Klinic Crisis Line (24/7) 

Phone: (204) 786-8686  Toll free: 1-888-322-3019   

Crisis Text Line:  Mental Health Crisis Text Support - All age groups.   A 24/7 text based mental health support and crisis intervention service ran by trained volunteer counsellors. 

Link:  Text 686868


Kids Help Phone

Mental Health Resource - All Ages

An e-mental website that provides community mental health information and counselling services for youth.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24 hours)



Mobile Crisis Help Line – 204-949-4777


Restoring the Sacred-Student Buddy 

Support Program-Indigenous Age 14-21

Indigenous high school students transitioning to living in Winnipeg



University of Manitoba Psychological Service Center  - Open Counselling – Youth grief support 




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