The events of 2020, including COVID-19, have changed the way we live, learn and work.
This is particularly the case for young people who are experiencing significant changes to the delivery of the education and training.
More than ever before, it is important to have easy access to information and support about studying, training and finding jobs.
It is also important to look after our mental health. The Australian Government is providing a range of initiatives to help families and young people to navigate these challenges.
The challenges experienced by Australia’s young people during 2020 may stay with them for longer term. It is not uncommon to have trouble adjusting and/or to feel unsafe after traumatic event. Young adults may experience uncertainty and confusion following such events, which may cause sleep disturbances, fear or anxiety.
Parents, guardians, carers and teachers have an important role to play in creating a sense of calm and reassuring children and young adults but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start.
If there are concerns, it may also be a good idea to seek help from a medical professional.
Career Support and Information
The Australian Government is funding the National Careers institute to be a ‘front door’ to career information and support nationwide.
The National Careers Institute will be focusing on providing additional information and support for young people navigating post-school pathways.
This will help young people who may be affected by COVID-19 to make informed decisions for the best approach to start their careers.