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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".
One in ten young people feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life, according to a study by the Princes' Trust.
Paul Brown, Director of Communications at the Prince's Trust, said efforts need to be redoubled to ensure that "vital support is given to unemployed and vulnerable people".
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
One in ten young people feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life and suffer from stress, a new report has found.
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.