Pacific youth are considered among the most at risk from the latest outbreak, The Spinoff reveals. But research shows more time with family is helping this group handle the mental challenges of lockdown. Nearly 50% of young people say they have been negatively impacted by the recent lockdown. The main stress factors are school and work responsibilities along with boredom and isolation. Mangere College Principal Tom Webb says the remedy is ensuring young people can reconnect with peers and extended family, something that might be able to happen more with the easing of level three restrictions.
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