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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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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

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