The survey, which involved 2,170 participants, found that almost half of all the 16 to 25 year olds questioned had problems such as self-harm and insomnia. In addition to this, those who remained unemployed for a period of over a year, also stood an increased risk of suffering from panic attacks.
Around half of all young people visiting a job centre also admitted that it made them feel ashamed, with more than half saying that searching for a job had left them feeling disillusioned or desperate.
In response to these figures, The Department for Work and Pensions has said that from next year their new Work Programme which offers tailored support to help individuals return to work, will provide the unemployed with the help they need to move them into a job and stay there.
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