The Prince’s Trust Youth Index reveals that young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) are more than twice as likely to feel unable to cope as their peers.
The report – based on interviews with 2,136 16 to 25-year-olds – also shows how more than one in five young people (22 per cent) did not have someone to talk to about their problems while they were growing up.
According to the research, NEET young people are significantly less likely to have had someone to talk to about their problems.
Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Prince’s Trust, said: ‘A frightening number of unemployed young people feel unable to cope – and it is particularly tough for those who don’t have a support network in place.
‘We know at The Prince’s Trust that it is often those from the most vulnerable backgrounds who end up furthest from the job market. Life can become a demoralising downward spiral – from a challen
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