Almost a million young people are struggling to find a job across the UK
Forty per cent of jobless young people have faced symptoms of mental illness as a result of being out of work
I was unemployed for nearly three years. Being out of work stripped away my self-worth and I became severely depressed.
I was unemployed for nearly three years before I came to The Prince’s Trust for help.
In that time, I became severely depressed and attempted suicide twice.
Being out of work stripped away my self-worth and made me feel like a waste of space.
After three years of unemployment, I had lost all confidence in myself. It felt like all of my hopes for the future had been sucked away.
Luckily, hope came in the shape of The Prince’s Trust. With help from the charity, I learnt to trust other people and started to believe in myself again.
The Trust also gave me the confidence to realise my dream – studying medicine. I’m going to be a doctor.
It’s a very different story to what it might have been. Hand on heart, I don’t think I would be here today if it wasn’t for The Prince’s Trust.