Skip to main content

How are lockdown restrictions and the Coronavirus pandemic affecting young people?

How are lockdown restrictions and the Coronavirus pandemic affecting young people?

Tuesday 28 September 2021, 18:30 - 19:30 BST
Online

Join the team from Lockdown Life NE as they discuss their research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people in North East of England.

Diary entries from young people aged 13-17, written over the past 18 months, will explore how the young population have experienced the national lockdownand the impact to their education, identity and emotional wellbeing.

Lockdown has affected different groups in different ways, and children and young people are a group that have been placed at particular risk over the past 18 months. Schools and colleges have been shut down repeatedly, social gatherings have been banned and young people have been restricted in who they can meet and spend time with.  
 
With the removal of ‘normal’ life and unprecedented lack of social contact, many young people have experienced feelings of uncertainty, loss and possibly grief, as well as facing increased risks at home, due to parental substance abuse, domestic violence and food insecurity. 
 
Lockdown Life NE is led by Dr Steph Scott, a Senior Research Fellow based at Newcastle University, who is currently working with the National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) for the North East and North Cumbria. The study aims to explore some of those variations of real, lived experiences to bring together a rich picture of how young people have experienced and dealt with the challenges they’ve faced and continue to face.