Urban precarity and youth mental health: An interpretive scoping review of emerging approaches

Jessica Pykett*, Niyah Campbell, Sarah Jane Fenton, Elizabeth Gagen, Anna Lavis, Karen Newbigging, Verity Parkin, Jessy Williams, Members of the Institute for Mental Health Youth Advisory Group

*Awdur cyfatebol y gwaith hwn

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygl Adolyguadolygiad gan gymheiriaid

5 Dyfyniadau (Scopus)
125 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)


Circumstances of living are key to shaping emotional and affective experiences, long term health, wellbeing and opportunities. In an era characterised by rapid urbanisation across the majority of the world, there is increasing interest in the interaction between mental health and urban environments, but insufficient attention is paid to how mental health is situated in space and time. Socio-economic inequalities are prevalent in many urban environments globally, making conditions of living highly precarious for some social groups including young people. There remains a large volume of unmet mental health service needs, and young people are impacted by uncertain economic futures. The purpose of this scoping review is to develop an interdisciplinary and globally-informed understanding of the urban conditions which affect youth mental health across a range of scales, and to identify protective factors which can promote better youth mental health. We seek to broaden the scope of urban mental health research beyond the physical features of urban environments to develop an interpretive framework based on perspectives shared by young people. We illustrate how concepts from social theory can be used as an integrative framework to emphasise both young people's lived experiences and the wider cultural and political dynamics of urban mental health.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Rhif yr erthygl115619
Nifer y tudalennau15
CyfnodolynSocial Science and Medicine
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar13 Ion 2023
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 01 Maw 2023

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