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 headspace.org.au/workandstudy or you can connect with our Employment Consultant here at headspace Swan Hill.