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Young unemployed suicidal and without hope, says charity

Thu, 02/01/2014 - 12:52 -- nick

Young unemployed people are under severe stress leading to many feeling suicidal, a survey has found.

Charity The Prince's Trust commissioned YouGOV to find out how those aged under-25 feel about being out of work, with more than 900,000 still not in employment, education or training.

40% of youngsters have experienced the symptoms of mental illness, while even more shockingly one in three of the long-term unemployed have thought about suicide as a way out of their plight.

Marks and Spencer to provide 1,400 work placements

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:27 -- nick

High Street chain Marks and Spencer is to create 1,400 work placements for young people, an eight-fold increase in the number it usually offers.

Developed with the Prince's Trust charity, the placements will be open to 16-24 year olds who will receive on-the-job training and the chance to gain full-time employment with the retailer.

Young unemployed more likely to be depressed

Wed, 02/01/2013 - 12:17 -- nick

Young unemployed people are more likely to be depressed than those in work, The Prince's Trust has found.

Its fifth annual survey in to happiness found that 27% of those aged 16 to 25 who were in work reported that they felt depressed, compared to 48% of those who were not in employment, education or training (NEET).

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