Impact of the pandemic on mental health

COVID has had a strong impact on our mental health, but it has been particularly hard on young people with mental illness and/or autism spectrum disorders, in many cases increasing their levels of stress, anxiety and depression.

With Storyliving we want to offer them digital storytelling as a tool to deal with the pandemic in a creative and positive way, while promoting the inclusion of their point of view in society.

We have developed a training programme to enable professionals working with these young people to help them tell their own stories about how COVID has affected their lives. These stories and training materials will soon be available on the initiative’s website https://storylivingyouth.eu.