25 February 2022
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and the National Youth Council have commissioned a new study to investigate how youth navigate the mental health system.
The results of the study will be used to formulate policies to improve support for youth mental health and well-being.
The study will study how 30 young people search for mental health information and support from government agencies and community service providers. The participants will comprise young people in institutes of higher learning, those transitioning through life stages such as graduating from university or starting work, as well as young working adults between one and three years into their careers
It is hoped that mapping how youth navigate the mental health system can provide the Government with a better understanding of their lived experiences, including challenges in accessing mental health information, resources and services.