Young people’s wellbeing
Young people’s wellbeing

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Young people’s wellbeing

5 Conclusion

This course began by analysing some of the ways in which young people's wellbeing has been represented in media and policy discussions. We then moved on to explore current constructions of young people's ‘wellbeing’ and presented an alternative critical, social framework for thinking about the health of young people. We analysed some of the ways in which class, gender and ethnicity help to shape young people's mental health. Finally, we discussed ways in which young people's wellbeing can be promoted by attempting to move beyond a focus on individual resilience to examine the wider social and structural processes that might improve the health and wellbeing of all young people.


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