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What stops young people from seeking medical help at music festivals?

Jun 3, 2022

A research report has been published in Drug and Alcohol Review titled “Barriers to help-seeking among music festival attendees in New South Wales, Australia.” The report describes a research project that involved interviews with 1229 people who attended music festivals in New South Wales in 2019-20. Just over four in five people (83.2%) reported at least one barrier to seeking help from medical services at a music festival, with the vast majority of these reporting fear of getting in trouble with police (32.7%) being the most commonly identified barrier. This report highlights the unintended consequences of heavy policing approaches at music festivals, which can lead to delays in help seeking.

Go to “Barriers to help-seeking among music festival attendees in New South Wales, Australia.”