Young people’s experiences of mental health before and during the COVID-19 outbreak

The latest results from Young Healthwatch’s ongoing survey with young people in London is here: YHW Mental Health Survey Final V

When we first began reaching out to young people  in 2019 (between the ages of 14 and 25) who were living, working or studying in Westminster, we wanted them to tell us about the health and social care issues that mattered the most to them.

These Young Healthwatch Westminster members told us that mental health was the most pressing issue for people their age, and they chose to focus their 2020/21 outreach and research on mental health concerns among this group.

The results in this study come from a survey that was designed and conducted by Young Healthwatch Westminster. It is a study made by young people, for young people.

The survey was created before the COVID-19 pandemic was recognised as a global health crisis, and the questions relating to the pandemic were added in April 2020.

The survey is still live. This report highlights the findings collected between 27th April – 16th June 2020,  and will be updated again over the coming weeks.