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Young people encouraged to take baby steps when socialising again

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Publish Date
Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 8:05am
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Young people encouraged to take baby steps when socialising again

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 8:05am

Young people are being encouraged to take baby steps when socialising again.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation has found 14 to 24 year-olds doing its programmes are disengaging from their peers, education and society.

Victoria University clinical psychologist Dougal Sutherland told Kate Hawkesby many people are used to interacting over Zoom, so jumping in at the deep end socially, can make them want to stay home more.

He suggests reconnecting with one or two people you know well, before going out into big groups.

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