Life issues

The Guardian: Future impact

Swan Hill
07 Aug 2020
headspace Swan Hill is encouraging young people to seek support for their work and study, as research finds young people are concerned about their work and study future

New research released by headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed half of young people feel their study (53%) and work (48%) situation has been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes as figures show young people under the age of 25 account for nearly half of all job losses, representing the single largest age group in the COVID-19 unemployment figures, with recent ABS data finding youth unemployment is sitting at 16.4%. Not only does losing a job have a significant impact on independence, it can also have a profound effect on young people’s mental health.
From one-on-one support with a careers specialist to linking in with industry-specific mentors, our work and study programs provide free, expert and tailored support. If this sounds like something you or a young person you know might benefit from, call one of our specialists based out of Melbourne on 1800 810 794, visit or you can connect with our Employment Consultant here at headspace Swan Hill.