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Unemployed under-25s face 'devastating' mental illnesses

Long-term unemployed 16-25 year olds face "devastating" mental health problems, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts, according to a study from the Prince's Trust.

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'20% of jobless under-25s' relying on drink and drugs

One in five young people with less than five GCSEs have admitted to using alcohol and drugs to get through the day, according to a wide-ranging survey.

In their annual flagship report, the Prince's Trust also found under-qualified 16 to 24-year-olds:

  • One in five believe life is not worth living.
  • A further 27 per cent said they felt there was nothing to get up for in the morning.
  • At least 19 per cent had been prescribed medication to help them tackle mental health issues.

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