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Young people are distressed by Brexit

We need to listen to young people’s fears, and make sure the services are there that they need too.

To be fair, lots of people are distressed by Brexit, but research shows that half of voters aged 18 to 24 cried or felt like crying when they heard that the UK had voted to leave the EU, and those too young to participate in the referendum are generally angry about being denied a say.

The basic advice offered in this article is a great start:

  • keep lines of communication open
  • offer practical strategies on dealing with change
  • creating a sense of security is fundamental to managing anxiety
  • making sure there is both positive and negative information at hand and encouraging less worry time are important

 

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