The Social Planning Buereau Groningen and the Trendbureau Drenthe say that for young people, the Coronavirus crisis has often led to loneliness, mental health problems, and a drop in income
Self-employed entrepreneurs, 18 to 34-year-olds and people with poor health are much more likely than the average Groningen and Drenthe resident to have suffered unduly during the Coronavirus outbreak. The results have emerged from a study by the Social Planning Bureau Groningen and the Trendbureau Drenthe.
18 to 34-year-olds, appear to have experienced significantly more disadvantages from the pandemic in several areas than other age groups, reports the GIC.
In addition, students in MBO or higher education often suffer from motivation problems, insufficient quality of education and too little contact with lecturers and fellow students. The researchers conclude from this that many young people are seeing their future prospects evaporate.
People with chronic poor health have also experienced additional problems due to the pandemic. Not only do they more often suffer from loneliness and an increase in health complaints, but also from financial problems.
Across the board, the Coronavirus pandemic has caused about one in five Groningen and Drenthe to suffer from poorer mental or physical health. Not being able to receive the necessary care is one of the factors. In addition, other aspects of the crisis play a role, such as working from home and limited social life.
The researchers expect that not all problems caused by “Corona” will disappear on their own once the crisis is over. Based on the research, they think that the three most frequently affected groups in particular could use extra support. Resilience in society will certainly be addressed. In addition, there are important tasks for municipalities, provinces and central government.