Youth Mental Health Challenges during the Pandemic

Project Details

Name of the project:

Youth Mental Health Challenges during the Pandemic

Date :


Venue :

North Nagpur

Participant / Trainee:

Civil society and youths

Preface :

Many aspects of life, including poverty and social exclusion, circumstances such as bullying, traumatic events, and conflict and post-conflict experiences, have deleterious impacts on mental-health conditions among youth. In many cases, perpetrators of bullying and violent events also suffer from mental health conditions whereas, traditionally, more emphasis is given to victims. The section concludes with a discussion on the risk factors that contribute to the development of mental-health conditions in youth living in low- and middle-income families. While many of the risk factors associated with mental-health conditions for youth in low- and middle-income families are the same as those in high-income countries, young people in low- and middle-income Families face a particular set of risk factors, such as poor nutrition, lack of resources, poor educational systems, conflict, war and displacement. A variety of risk factors for mental-health conditions is considered next, with a particular focus on bullying, stress, traumatic events, exposure to conflict, and poverty. Evidently, youth may face a number of stressors in the course of their development, and it is often more the accumulation of these risks which portends greatest risk, rather than any one particular experience

Before the coronavirus pandemic, one in five children and adolescents struggled with a mental health or learning disorder. Then the pandemic hit, bringing an upsurge in youth reporting mental health challenges. Though our understanding of the pandemic’s mental health impacts is still evolving, it’s clear thus far that despite the challenges of the pandemic, children and young adults are remarkably resilient and able to cope with the ongoing stress and uncertainty in healthy ways. At the same time, certain identifiable groups of young people are more at risk for negative mental health outcomes.

Program goal:

Given the concerns about access to care and stigma, it is helpful to consider the role of mental-health promotion and the prevention of mental-health conditions, as this may reduce the need for services, and better link everyday practice with services through enhanced systems of care. Multiple frameworks have been put forth to characterize both the public-health approach to prevention

Program objectives:

  • What do we know about how the pandemic has affected young people’s mental health?
  • What are some of the most common mental health challenges that children and adolescents has experienced?
  • What are the major risk factors for experiencing mental health challenges during the pandemic?
  • What do we know about the potential long-term mental health effects of the pandemic?
  • How can we reduce the mental health impacts of the next global public health crisis and the remainder of this one?

Program report:

Above said program thrusrtly based on the interaction and discussion leveled program where we approached the student, youth, parents, school and community with the non-governmental organization their role and support to such issues where adolescent and youth need to more care and awareness on self and society same as sanskara and karma teaching to leading the life ahead.  We collect the data that basically followed the questionaries’ and interviews as they express on how pandemic has affected students, parents and youths. What challenges been faced. Earning and lifestyle changes and current situation as they are presently deal with.

We, VCS and team develop and design the program outlook and its importance to cover and reach out the student and parents.  Discussion and interview along with awareness program has been helps us to understand the need and challenges of society and youth more clear and crystal. 

As per geographical area of proposed project it huge so for we identified the three area of nearby our office and can be reaches out easily. These three areas have been divided into five part of colony and Gallies and each part have team leader who lead and completion the project with its objectives. Same as this team followed all necessary covid -19 guideline and precautions.

Evaluation :

As per our findings that lead to challenges the Policies and programs which aimed at de-institutionalizing youth with mental-health conditions and moving services into other systems of care, such as family, school- and community-based prevention programs, may help overcome the potentially iatrogenic effects of inadequate mental-health systems.


Worldwide, mental health has been neglected by governments and policymakers alike. Approximately one third of countries lack mental-health budgets, and many that do designate funding allocate less than 1 per cent of their overall health budget to mental health, with lower-income countries spending a smaller overall proportion of health funds on mental health than higher-income countries (Saxena and others, 2007).

Disparities between need and available services exist in all countries; although treatment rates are higher in high-income countries than elsewhere, they still do not exceed 50 per cent of need. Policies and programs aimed at de-institutionalizing youth with mental-health conditions and moving services into other systems of care, such as family, school- and community-based prevention programs, may help overcome the potentially iatrogenic effects of inadequate mental-health systems. Similarly, school-based policies targeting children with learning disabilities serve both as a vehicle for reducing barriers to service and for ensuring that access to care occurs in a normal setting where youth spend a considerable amount of their time. Policies are needed which require schools both to implement preventive programming.