The top three issues of concern for Gippsland’s young people in 2020 were coping with stress, body image and mental health.
This was revealed in one of two Priority Issues Papers, released this week by Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) – ‘Young People and Mental Health’ and ‘Disability’.
Gippsland PHN Chief Executive Officer, Amanda Proposch, said the data showed the issues important to Gippsland’s young people and what issues needed to be addressed.
“Information gathered shows that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our young people,” Ms Proposch said. “Importantly, the information assists us in setting our priorities for support.”
See the media release here. Media release – New issues papers 10082021