The proposed research will explore the relationship between precarity, financial uncertainty, and societal well-being as well as individual well-being in young people, particularly in relation to mitigating the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, highlighting the ways social prescribing can address feelings of uncertainty and improve strategies such as financial support for young people and therefore improve well-being outcomes (both individual and societal) for students and recent graduates.
Mixed-methods via an online consensus method called ‘Group Concept Mapping’ will be used to explore perspectives on the concepts of precarity and individual and societal well-being in the context of social prescribing.
Key questions to be addressed by the research:
1. What are young peoples’ perspectives on precarity and individual and societal well-being?
2. How do perceptions of precarity and individual and societal well-being vary across current full-time university students and recent graduates in England and Wales?
3. How can social prescribing help tackle precarity in young people and improve individual and societal well-being?