The Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant effect on the mental health of young people. Facing the social obstacles of teenage years alongside what seems like “an eternal lockdown”, the pandemic has shown us now more than ever the importance of looking after our mental health.
Unfortunately, the nationwide closures of schools and colleges have negatively impacted over 91% of the world's student population. The home confinement of young people is associated with uncertainty and anxiety which is attributable to disruption in their education, physical activities, and opportunities for socialisation. Now more than ever, we need to change attitudes towards discussing the topics of mental health, wellbeing and sexuality in order to address the growing prevalence of negative mental health across Europe and the world.
The SAFE YOUTH project aims to tackle this marginalisation and enhance the development of socio-emotional life skills that can lessen the risk of social exclusion for young people. By addressing sensitive issues through different learning approaches, the SAFE YOUTH project will look to promote more inclusive European societies whilst empowering young people, youth workers and trainers.
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