Closing the employment gap for young people

This is a toolkit for those supporting 16–25 year olds experiencing common mental health problems to gain and stay in work.

At least 6.5% of young people age 16-18 are not in education employment or training. The UK has the third highest percentage of early leavers from education and training in the EU and 3/4 of mental health problems start by the age of 24. Young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing can significantly affect their ability to apply for, obtain and maintain work. Particular groups of young people can be more affected by these issues.

As part of the Health & Wellbeing Alliance’s additional work programme YPHP led work to develop a scoping review to provide an overview of evidence in this area and a resource to help those working with young people to support them.