Who are we?Welcome to the CHART LabThe CHART Lab is an interdisciplinary team working together to promote life-long mental health and well-being, beginning with children and youth. Led by Dr. Hasina Samji, the team includes specialists in epidemiology, child and youth psychology, education, health sciences, and public health. The CHART Lab aims to identify social and structural determinants of mental health and mobilize research into action to promote social justice and collective well-being. Promoting health & well-being through data collaboration community engagement check out the ydi 2023 provincial report!In 2023, we heard from 14,596 young people in 28 school districts and 28 independent schools across BC about what matters for their health and well-being. The YDI Provincial Report consolidates results from the Youth Development Instrument (YDI) and includes findings about sleep, physical activity, positive relationships, and other factors that have been linked to young people thriving. “This report is an opportunity to hear from young people about how we can work together across sectors like health and education and with youth directly to create environments in which young people can flourish,” says Dr. Hasina Samji. Click Here to learn more about the ydi 2023 provincial report FEATURED NEWS CHART Lab team publishes a new article using YDI data on positive childhood experiences (PCEs)Dr. Hasina Samji and colleagues analyzed YDI data from Grade 11 students during the fifth wave of COVID-19 in British Columbia. The study reveals that positive childhood experiences (PCEs) may protect against depression among youth with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and promote mental health and well-being among adolescents. The article was published in January 2024 in the Child Abuse & Neglect journal. Read the full text here. CHART Lab member Judy Wu won the 'Best Oral Presentation' award at the Annual Cascadia Symposium on Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health in Blaine, WashingtonJudy's presentation, "Climate Concern and Eco-anxiety in BC Youth: Findings from the 2023 Youth Development Instrument Survey," detailed important research findings related to her doctoral thesis, which seeks to generate new knowledge on the mental health impacts of climate change and other environmental issues on youth. Read more here. Dr. Hasina Samji shares key insights from the 2023 YDI Provincial Report in Global News articleDr. Samji discusses in a recent Global News interview important findings of the 2023 YDI Provincial Report, offering insights into the current scenario and potential solutions to improve the well-being of young people in British Columbia. Read more here.