The psycho-social impact of COVID-19 on young people in India

Assessing the impact on young people.

In the wake of the pandemic, and the subsequent lockdown in India, Restless Development India rolled out a survey aimed at assessing the impact of the pandemic on young people’s psycho-social health. Responses from 1554 young people across the country were analysed, and the findings are reported in the study below.

With millions of young people losing their jobs as a result of the pandemic, employment and finance related concerns were key for young people’s psychosocial health.

Urgent action required

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in access to basic healthcare in India. Accessibility of adolescent friendly physical and mental health services remains under emphasised, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, while acknowledged as critical, are still out of reach of most young people in India. Unless urgent action is taken, young people are going to suffer disproportionate and long-lasting impacts on their psycho-social health.

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The factsheet is a summary of the key findings from the research, highlighting crucial concerns that need attention.
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Read the report

Restless Development India rolled out a survey, aimed at assessing the impact of the pandemic on young people’s psycho-social health. The report covers key impacts in detail, including health services, economic impact, impact on women and youth and youth advocacy.
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