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PremierLeague-News.Com - Two-thirds of young people are worried about health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland, a survey has suggested.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "Two-thirds of young people are worried about health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland, a survey has suggested. Even more are concerned that the cost of living crisis will impact their futures, according to the Open University study.The university has surveyed 4,300 young adults from across all four nations of the UK - 300 of them from Northern Ireland - to find out what societal challenges concern them most.Some 67% of young people surveyed consider health and wellbeing as the top societal challenge facing Northern Ireland – 59% said sustainability and the environment and 56% said inequality in opportunity.The views painted a bleak picture of what young people see ahead of them in Northern Ireland.The biggest concerns for the future are cost of living (73% - more than any other nation), followed by climate change (62%) and the mental health crisis (49%).Some 70% of people surveyed disagree that the cost of living will be less steep within the next five years and the majority (71%) disagreed that the society will become more socially just.
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.Looking further forward, the three top skills that 18–34-year-olds would like to develop in are healthcare and social care, sustainability and environment and leadership.And all the next big scientific discoveries that people in Northern Ireland want to prioritise are environment and health focused. They include the development of lab grown food to ease the environmental impact of farming, self-dissolving plastic and a universal cure for cancer.Evelyn Mooney, lecturer in nursing /professional lead nursing in Northern Ireland for The Open University said the Covid pandemic has played a big role in shaping future aspirations.“The pandemic has informed this age group of the wealth of job opportunities within health and social care and opens up many more career opportunities in roles that they may not have been previously aware of,” she said.“We have an opportunity to promote our courses to young people and employers in both sectors as students can study while they work to obtain a professional qualification in nursing and social work.”"
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