Author: Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Publisher: Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Geographic Coverage: Ireland
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Consultations With Children
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Child, Young People, COVID-19, Mental Health, Wellbeing
Children and Youth Affairs, working with the Department of Health and the youth sector, collaborated with SpunOut.ie to undertake an online survey of young people’s experiences of COVID-19. A Youth Advisory Group worked with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to guide the development and analysis of the consultation.
The consultation sought to better understand how young people are experiencing COVID-19. The consultation asked them about what has been working well for them and the challenges in maintaining their wellbeing. The consultation gave young people a chance to provide feedback on what could be useful to them in improving their mental health and wellbeing over the coming months.
They were asked four open-ended questions to ascertain how they felt about specific aspects of their lives at this time.