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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.

4 men charged after Prince's Trust worker died

4 men charged after Nick Bonnie died

Four men from Stroud have been charged following the death of a Prince's Trust worker from Bristol who had apparently taken ecstasy. Nick Bonnie, who worked in fundraising for Prince Charles' charity, was killed after taking a bad batch of the pills in Manchester.

The men are all accused of perverting the course of justice. Three of them also face drug charges. They've been bailed to appear before magistrates in the new year.

Many young people feel they have no future

Long term youth unemployment has risen 375% in Devon since the start of the recession Credit: ITV Westcountry

Almost a third of young people in Devon believe they have no future as a result of the economic crisis.

A report from the Prince's Trust also warns a significant number of those not in employment, education or training feel they can't cope with day-to-day life.

Young people "can't cope with day-to-day life"

The Prince's Trust found young people who were out of work were often or even always depressed Credit: ITV West

More than one in ten young people in Bristol feel they can't cope with day-to-day life as a result of the economic crisis.

That's according to the Prince's Trust, which also warns that more than 1/4 of those not in employment, education or training often feel depressed.

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