The Covid 19 pandemic has had a significant impact on young people. In October, at the 6th International Youth Mental Health Conference in Copenhagen, a conference workshop featuring young people, mental health professionals and experts discussed policy priorities needed to improve youth mental health in a COVID world and what is needed to influence those changes.
Orygen institute has developed a document that provides a summary of the presentations, resources and findings from the workshop. Workshop sessions were structured to enable a re-imagining of policy in response to COVID-19 and beyond. The four sessions focussed on: (1) experiences of policy decisions during the pandemic, (2) identifying policy priorities for youth mental health services, (3) how would policy change and who should be involved, and (4) addressing power dynamics and incorporating empathic design.
You can view the video of the discussion between the workshop leads above and a summary of the workshop can be downloaded here.