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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The practice of sending mental health patients far away from friends and family for care has become endemic in the NHS, it has been warned.
Despite the use of combustible cladding in tower blocks, ministers were advised that regulations were tough enough, ITV News has learnt.
A milder night across the north than last night, with rain sneaking into southern Scotland from Northern Ireland.