Why FINER? Why Now?
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a noticeable shift in the mental health and well-being of all age groups, but especially for young people. Young adults have been severely impacted by the social distancing reality that we have found ourselves in over the last two years.
The psychological impact of the pandemic on young adults has been highlighted several times as one of the major concerns for the development and growth of this generation.
These young adults have missed opportunities to socialise with friends and family and have missed important milestones in their young adult lives – such as graduating with their peers, securing employment, holidays abroad with friends, and attending parties and social events. These are experiences that these young adults will never be able to get back.
Along with the stress and worry caused by the pandemic, young adults have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and so we believe that it is time to provide a new approach and new resources to support the well-being of young adults in our communities.