This Christmas, young people need your help to thrive, not just survive.
It’s meant to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many it can be the most difficult. For thousands of young people across the UK, this Christmas will be spent feeling isolated and lonely.
Your donation will change the future for a young person in isolation. You could even save a life.
The generation that’s never been more connected are now the age group most affected by loneliness. Economic and political uncertainty means that life is difficult for many young people.
Amy Turner, from Glasgow, knows what this feels like.
At the age of just 15 she had to become a carer when her Mum fell seriously ill. Amy had to give up school to be there for her, putting her future on hold and losing all her friends.
She became isolated and lonely, which only got worse when her Mum passed away 6 years later. With no qualifications and few prospects for the future, Amy felt hopeless.
Amy got her hope back when she found The Prince’s Trust. She’s achieved so much in such a short space of time and is now feeling optimistic about the future.
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Our Youth Index tells us over half of young people are stressed, anxious and struggling to see a future for themselves. Their overall wellbeing continues to decline - the number who don’t think life is worth living has doubled in 10 years.
That’s why we need to help one million young people over the next 10 years, but we can’t do it without your support.
No matter what challenge a young person faces, our courses can help them break away from isolation, and build the skills and confidence they never knew they had.
Where your money goes
For every £1 you give to The Prince’s Trust, 87p is spent on activities that change young lives. 13p is spent on support costs and investing in fundraising so we can help even more young people.
Success story: Amy Turner
"It was just great to meet people who were in the same boat as me, and I was able to come out of my shell and find who I was again."