It Matters to Me: Informing Youth Services Delivery

IT MATTERS TO ME: INFORMING YOUTH SERVICES DELIVERY 37 YISH are listed in Figure 4. Please note that the top four services were equally identified as a priority (93% of responses) for an inclusion in a Surrey YISH. The next two highest-scored services scored at 90%. The category labeled “Other” included services such as spiritual counselling; access to other supports such as educational supports, wellness activities, peers and family engagement, and alternative approaches to counselling; walk-in clinics; transgender services; animal-assisted therapies; emergency housing services; quiet rooms; meeting rooms for rent; and outdoor space for a garden.

Addiction Services Life Skills Support Youth Groups

Other Primary Care (Doctor) Parenting Support Indigenous Cultural Support Sexual Health Services Navigator (connction to services) Welcoming and Safe Place Mental Health Services

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Figure 4 . Services to be included in a Surrey YISH ( N = 30). Finding 5: A holistic environment where basic needs are met that incorporate social gatherings and recreational activities . Research participants expressed that a Surrey YISH should provide services that meet the needs of young people and their families to promote their health. Focus group participants shared that a Surrey YISH should be “a place that meets the needs of individuals physically, mentally, and spiritually” and that it should include a “communal space”

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