Young people 'suffering stress'

One in ten young people feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life, a new study has claimed. The Prince's Trust Youth Index reveals that young people not in employment, education or training are more than twice as likely to feel unable to cope.

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Case study: Getting a job is 'really something'

The Prince's Trust annual Youth Index reveal that NEETs (Not in education or training) are significantly less happy across all areas of their lives.

John Michael Waugh is working at a hospital after securing a job following a Prince's Trust work placement.

He told ITV News that after the "darkest" time of his life when he was unemployed for a year, his job is "something to be happy about".

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Neets are significantly less happy, says Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust annual Youth Index shows how NEETs (Not in education or training) are significantly less happy across all areas of their lives. It gauges young people's well-being across a range of areas from family life to physical health.

  • The report reveals that while 27 per cent of young people in work feel down or depressed always or often, this increases to almost half (48 per cent) among NEETs.
  • More than one in five, or 22%, said they did not have someone to talk to about their problems while they were growing up, with Neets significantly less likely to have had someone to confide in

Princes Trust: Young unemployed 'feel unable to cope'

A frightening number of unemployed young people feel unable to cope - and it is particularly tough for those who don't have a support network in place. We know at The Princes Trust that it is often those from the most vulnerable backgrounds who end up furthest from the job market. Life can become a demoralising downward spiral - from a challenging childhood into life as a jobless adult. But, with the right support, we can help get these lives on track.

– Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Princes Trust

One in ten young Brits 'suffering from stress'

One in ten young people feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life and suffer from stress, a new report has found.

Young people are suffering from stress, the Prince's Trust has said. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Prince's Trust Youth Index reveals that young people not in employment, education or training are more than twice as likely to feel unable to cope as their peers.

The report - based on interviews with 16-to-25-year-olds - also shows how more than one in five young people did not have someone to talk to about their problems.

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