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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.

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New mental health nursing jobs for Cornwall

Bodmin Hospital. Credit: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The NHS Trust that runs mental health services in Cornwall is spending half a million pounds creating new jobs for nurses.

The money will go on 19 new frontline posts at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The positions will be based at Longreach House and Bodmin Hospital, as well as community teams in Truro and Falmouth.