Young people face mental ill-health

The Prince's Trust has revealed that unemployed young people have devastating mental health problems. One in five in the south west have had symptoms.

Jobless young people face mental health issues

The Prince's Trust says unemployment among young people is taking its toll on mental well-being Credit: PA

Young people who are jobless are prone to mental health problems, according to a study by the Prince's Trust.

It says that long-term unemployment can make youngsters twice as likely to need anti-depressants. Almost 1 in 5 young people in the South West have had symptoms of mental ill-health.