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02 Jan 2013

One in 10 young people 'cannot cope with daily life'

The annual Youth Index report questioned 2,136 16 to 25-year-olds.

A total of 27% of respondents in work feel down or depressed always or often, compared with 48% who were not in education, employment or training.

It also found 22% did not have someone to talk to about their problems.

The 2012 report discovered 52% of so-called Neets – people who are not in education, employment, or training – said they often or always felt depressed.

The index, now in its fifth year, gauges young people’s happiness across a range of areas, from family life to physical and mental health.

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