One year on from the first Covid-19 lockdown, 86% of young women feel that the government response to the pandemic had made things worse for people like them as the devastating impact on young women’s work, finances and mental health continues, according to a new report from Young Women’s Trust.
The report also finds that:
- 83% of young women said that their mental health had suffered, and more than half (55%) said they had experienced depression in the last year.
- One in seven of those unable to work from home said they have been working without proper protection or safety equipment.
- One in ten young women said they have been unable to afford food or other essentials.
Young women also reported the pressure of juggling work with unpaid caring responsibilities, a lack of mental health support and the impact of domestic abuse.