The Pandemic and wellbeing of young people
During the COVID-19 pandemic the lives of children and youth were affected both in school and their leisure time. Many children were forced to take part in school from home in front of a screen, and many couldn’t attend their activities as normal. Interviews and studies already show that children and youth have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in several ways.
What do we know about the consequences of the Pandemic on young people in the Nordic countries? Welcome to join us at Nordic Welfare Centre´s webinar where we will hear some Nordic experts present recent results of research and comment on the situation. We will hear about the consequences in an educational context and concerning mental health. Following the presentations there will be a discussion and possibilities to address some questions to the panelists.
The webinar will be held on 25th April 2022, at 13.00–14.30 CET on the platform Zoom. The speakers are as follows:
Moderator: Curt Hagquist, University of Gothenburg
Merethe Løberg, Senior advisor, Nordic Welfare Centre
- Project Covid19 – Consequences of the Pandemic for children and young people
Arja Rimpelä, Professor of Public Health at Tampere University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Unit of Health Sciences
- The effects of the pandemic on schooling, teaching and well-being – national surveys in 2020 and 2022
Ashley E Muller, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Reviews and Health Technology Assessments
- What are the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people’s mental health in the Nordic countries? – informed by a systematic scoping review
Curt Hagquist, Guest Professor of Public Health at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Education and Special Education
- Challenges for research and public mental health in the wake of COVID-19 – focusing on young people
Eiður Welding, Board member, Icelandic Disability Association
- Young people and the pandemic – commentary