MAY 23, 2020
By SOPHIE STONE, Tearaway Magazine
It’s impossible to deny that COVID-19 has impacted various aspects of our everyday lives, even in New Zealand where we’ve managed to reduce our case numbers to single digits. We often hear the concerns of business owners, those in the hospitality and retail sectors, people who provide healthcare. We don’t as often hear the concerns of young people.
But we are concerned. The rise of economic uncertainty has led to predictions that youth unemployment will also increase, and for those with limited work experience, this can make accessing the workforce that much harder. This, combined with all the other stressful aspects of COVID-19 like isolation, loss of routine and increased screen time, will likely contribute to a worsening of youth mental health. For this reason, it’s now more important than ever that young people practice self-care. More here