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.
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.
A group of unemployed young people from Dorset are putting their own problems aside to help others. It's part of a Prince's Trust programme to help them gain confidence and skills.
The group chose to build community allotments near Dorchester for older people and adults with learning difficulties.