As Covid lockdowns drag on, there’s rising concern about a “shadow pandemic” of stress and mental illness, particularly among young people.
Some are struggling with isolation, insecure work and housing and dislocation from higher education.
Thirty percent of young people are reporting high or very high levels of psychological distress.
Why is the pandemic taking the greatest mental toll on young people, and what can be done about it?
Pandemic fatigue: young people and mental health, presented by Sydney Ideas online, July 21, 2021.
Dr Marlee Bower – Matilda Centre, research fellow
Lucy Brogden AM – National Mental Health Commission, Chairwoman
Swapnik Sanagavarapu – University of Sydney, Student Representative Council President
Dr Pranita Shrestha – School of Architecture, Design and PlanningResearch Associate
Host: Professor Maree Teesson AC – Matilda CentreDirector and Australia’s Mental Health Think Tank Chairwoman