Nordic Edge Expo

Nordic Edge Expo

The Covid impact on young adults’ mental health – how to address the challenges

The pandemic threw us into a new reality, and it caused challenges of loneliness, unemployment, uncertainty – anxiety for the future. We are now seeing the contours of the end of Covid – what now?

The pandemic has had a duration that proportionally is a large part of the lives of young adults. In a phase of life that is normally characterized by exploration, identity building and detachment, life has been on pause. Arenas for exploration have ceased or been severely limited, and important transitions to adult life suffer. And the pandemic made access to the labor market especially difficult for young adults and graduates. All of this puts many young adults in a situation where they struggle with loneliness and other mental health issues.

What measures can we take to proactively prevent a generation of citizens struggling with exclusion from work life and long-term mental health issues after the pandemic? How do we meet the challenges already there? And how can we utilize health data and make use of artificial intelligence in this challenge?

  • Welcome and short introduction
  • The Nordic Angle
  • Setting the Stage – what are the challenges youth and young adults are facing? What challenges does the healthcre system face today. Presented by Morten Ørbek, Head of Department,
  • Panel debate
  • Fireside chat
  • Wrap-up and next step

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