Friday, January 4, 2013
Work has positive impact on mental health of young people, report reveals
A survey of more than 2,000 16-to-25 year olds reveals that young people not working or in education or training program (NEETs) are significantly more vulnerable to mental ill-health than their peers who are in work.
While an estimated 27% of young people in employment say they 'always' or 'often' feel depressed or down, that figure rises to 48% across the NEET population.
The survey, carried out for the Prince's Trust charity, shows a "worrying" discrepancy, according to Richard Parish, chief executive of the Royal Society of Public Health.
Parish said: "These unemployed young people need support to regain their self-worth and, ultimately, get them back in the workplace."
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