Gender diverse young people, those living in Victoria and NSW, and students have reported higher proportions of negative impacts from COVID-19 on various aspects of their lives including mental health, according to a new report from Orygen and our major partners, Mission Australia.
The majority of young people reported the top three areas of their life most negatively impacted by the pandemic were participation in activities, education and mental health.
Of the more than 3,000 young people who rated their mental health and wellbeing as poor, over three quarters (76.5%) indicated the pandemic had a negative impact on their mental health.
The report – Clusters of COVID-19 Impact: Identifying the impact of COVID-19 on Young Australians in 2021 – reveals the alarming impact of the once-in-a-hundred-year pandemic with data analysed from Mission Australia’s 2021 Youth Survey – an annual Australia wide survey of more than 20,000 young people aged 15-19 years.
Download the full report here CLUSTERS OF COVID-19 IMPACT: IDENTIFYING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON YOUNG AUSTRALIANS IN 2021
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