There are 9.8million young people aged 14-25 in the UK and 65% will seek help for an issue before they are 25. A recent survey revealed that over a quarter of young people think that their future prospects have been permanently damaged by the recession, and most worryingly 21% of unemployed young people believe they have 'nothing to live for'.
Our analysis reveals that it is early intervention services - the ones the government are trying to promote - that are suffering the most severe cutbacks. This is dangerous short-sighted budgeting.
One in four children with "lower" school grades grew up without a structured daily routine, according to new research. A