Aaron Davies, 22, had an erratic school career, eventually leaving school in sixth form due to his mental health. In this blog to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Aaron talks about his experience of depression, the value of support networks, and the message he'd like to send to young people going through similar tough times.
Today we get to recognise some amazing young people who have not had the easiest start in life and have had to overcome some major obstacles, which makes it all the more incredible when you hear what they've achieved.
It's Been A Long Journey But With Support From The Prince's Trust I Have Fantastic Prospects For The Future
School became an enjoyable place to be and I learnt so much. I gained good GCSEs and I'm now studying motor mechanics at the City of Leicester College. In the future I want to work for a big company.
It wasn't easy to walk through those doors and start the programme. But I can now say that it has been a huge help, and I haven't looked back since. I'm really proud of what I've achieved, and The Prince's Trust helped me get my life back - I'm finally happy.
Today, the Prince's Trust Macquarie Youth Index report reveals that one in four young people wouldn't confide in anyone if
Today, The Prince's Trust, which I chair, will launch a new partnership with L'Oreal Paris. It is aimed at increasing the
Through our Youth Index young people are saying they need our help, and our volunteers, staff, supporters and partners are all here to answer that need. We'd love you to join us.
Following the publication of the long-awaited review of integration by Louise Casey, I want to spend a little time considering its findings and implications.
Slipping Through The Net: Are Disadvantaged Young People Being Left Further Behind In The Digital Era?
We know there is so much more to do. There needs to be a collaborative approach between government, businesses and organisations to train young people and provide them with an environment where they feel confident and comfortable online. We must work together to ensure every young person reaps the benefits of the digital age.
After a busy and successful year, Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales' mentoring initiative that is now proudly part of The Prince's