Youth mental health report w/ Jessica Stubbing: 17 May, 2023
Youth mental health report w/ Jessica Stubbing: 17 May, 2023Youth mental health report w/ Jessica Stubbing: 17 May, 2023
Climate change, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and lack of accessible support are some of the key concerns and issues highlighted in a youth wellbeing report. Ka Whakahuatau te Rangatahi mõ te Toiora or the Youth Wellbeing insights report has highlighted key issues affecting the mental health of young people throughout Aotearoa.
The report also outlines the disproportionate mental health struggles of minority communities including Māori, Pasifika and rainbow youth. The report emphasises that policymakers need to acknowledge the experiences of rangatahi within future mental health system reform and investment.
To speak more about the report, its findings and the reactions to it, Andre Fa'aoso spoke to Doctor Jessica Stubbing, research fellow in Koi Tū, The Centre for Informed Futures.