Anxiety can stop young people finding work

One in seven young people in the North-West feel so much anxiety they often struggle to step out of their own front door.

Monday, 16th February 2015, 9:00 pm

The Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index reveals unemployed young people are even more likely to feel this way, causing them to slip further from the jobs market.

Looking for a job isn’t just about getting the right qualifications. A strong CV counts for nothing if the candidate can’t even look you in the eye. There are thousands of young people who struggle to find a job on their own. Many face additional difficulties – troubled home life, bullying, health problems or being the family carer. These can destroy a young person’s confidence and make leaving the house – let alone finding a job – a huge challenge.

At The Prince’s Trust, we help thousands of young people, giving them skills and confidence to tackle their problems and take the first steps towards a job. The right support can open up a world of opportunities that would otherwise be closed to them.

Jonathan Townsend

North of England director

The Prince’s Trust