Headspace survey reveals coronavirus impact on youth mental health

Young Australians are worried the coronavirus pandemic has damaged their future prospects, with one in two saying their mental health has gotten worse since the outbreak started.

Headspace is urging people to reach out for help, as their research released Sunday revealed the impacts the virus has had on 15 to 25-year-olds.

One in five of those surveyed said they needed mental health support but weren’t getting it, with 66 per cent saying they hadn’t considered getting help.

Young women were more likely than young men to say their mental health had suffered due to the virus.

Two in five young people said it had damaged their confidence in achieving their future goals.

Nearly one in two young people said the pandemic had impacted their relationships with friends, their studies and their mood.

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