Young Britons unable to cope with daily life

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 14:30 hrs

London, Jan 2 (IANS) One in 10 young people in Britain feels he/she cannot cope with day-to-day life. Those not in work, education or training are more than twice as likely to feel this way, a study has found.

The annual Youth Index report by the Prince's Trust surveyed a total of 2,136 people aged 16 to 25, BBC reported.

The Prince's Trust is a charity founded by Prince Charles to help young people.

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

Around 22 percent did not have someone to talk to about their problems.

The report discovered 52 percent said they often or always felt depressed.

The index checks young people's happiness across a range of areas, from family life to physical and mental health.

However, a spokesperson from the Department of Work and Pensions told BBC that youth unemployment had recently fallen.

"Excluding full-time students, there are now 626,000 unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds, the lowest figure since early 2009."

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