Doctors write to PM
17 June 20
Early findings on the impact of Covid-19 on girls and young women
Girl guiding research briefing - May 2020
These early findings offer an insight into girls’ and young women’s lives under lockdown and their concerns for the future. The findings are mixed. Many girls, especially younger girls, report feeling happy at home and enjoying at least some of their time in lockdown doing fun activities and continuing to learn in new ways. This is despite boredom being the most prevalent feeling expressed across all ages. But there is cause for concern as a picture of distress also emerges, particularly for those aged 15 to 18.
Impact on mental health of young people
Results of a survey of parents/carers by Young Minds
This report follows a survey of 1,854 parents and carers in the UK looking at the impact of the coronavirus crisis on their children's mental health. Findings show that 67% of parents and carers agreed that they were concerned about the long-term impact of the coronavirus on their child’s mental health. Respondents reported a range of ways in which the crisis had impacted children and young people including: increased anxiety and depression; increased sense of loss and fear; increased mood swings or children becoming more emotional; and lack of structure and routine having a negative impact.
Impact on vocational outcomes for young people
Resolution Foundation Survey of the Class of 2020
The economic fallout from the coronavirus has taken the UK into uncharted territory, with fears that an additional 640,000 18-24-year-olds could find themselves unemployed this year alone. This briefing note focuses specifically on the prospects facing young people leaving full-time education today, highlighting the size and length of employment and pay scarring that they could experience.