Post-Covid youth work and mental wellbeing of young people Across Scotland and England

Andie Reynolds, Alison Ni Charraighe

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Abstract / Description of output

This article seeks to contribute to the debate about the current and future support needs of young people (aged 11-25) across Scotland and England who are experiencing mental distress in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. In doing so, it focuses on the profession that works specifically with this age range – youth work - and youth work practice across Scotland and England, and then examines the challenges and opportunities for the profession. It concludes that youth work, and youth workers, are well placed to provide much needed initial mental health support to young people, but that the profession urgently needs the UK and Scottish Governments to financially (re)invest in its infrastructure to deliver this provision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalConcept (The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory)
Issue number2
Early online date12 Aug 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Aug 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • youth work
  • mental health
  • Covid-19
  • pandemic
  • austerity


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