Young people are being severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic

Centre for Youth Policy and Education Practice

Young people are being severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic

International Youth Day on 12 August provided an opportunity to reflect on the present and future of young people in Australia. The plight of young people in the past provides a window onto present and future challenges that relate to Australians in general.

Understanding how young people are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic provides a kind of barometer of wider society, measuring the pressures faced by young people, as well as potentially forecasting the weather ahead. We can expect young people to be worried about financial security; we can also expect rising incidences of poor mental health.

The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health, highlighting the importance of engaging young people in the global effort to develop more sustainable ways of living.

Read the full article in The Australian, published on 12 August 2021