HRH The Prince of Wales founded Mosaic in 2007 to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds living in some of the most deprived areas, including those from British Muslim faith communities.
- By the end of primary school, Generation Z girls have similar levels of wellbeing and self-esteem as boys but then experience a sudden decline in both by age 14
- Girls’ wellbeing falls even lower towards the end of their teenage years, while their depressive symptoms increase significantly
- As many as 1 in 3 girls report that they are unhappy with their personal appearance by age 14
- The pandemic has led to a deterioration in mental health, with the number of young people with a probable mental illness rising to 1 in 6, up from 1 in 9
- There is a social gradient in poor mental and emotional health, with young people from the lowest income families more likely to have the worst outcomes
- Heavy social media use is shown to negatively affect wellbeing and self-esteem in adolescence, regardless of young people’s existing state of mental health
- Being bullied in childhood is shown to adversely affect both boys’ and girls’ mental and emotional health well into their teenage years
- Frequent physical exercise plays a particularly positive role in young people’s wellbeing – yet participation in activities and sports is expected to have fallen considerably due to school closures and lockdown
The Education Policy Institute (EPI) and The Prince’s Trust have today (Wednesday 27th January) published a major study on the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Generation Z.
- The 2021 Prince’s Trust Tesco Youth Index warns of the “devastating toll” on young people’s mental wellbeing as a result of the pandemic
- Research indicates the experience of young people not in education employment or training is more negative than those in work and training
- The Prince’s Trust urges government, employers and charities not to give up on young people and to provide support, guidance and opportunities to those most in need
The pandemic has taken a “devastating toll” on young people’s mental health, with the unemployed significantly more likely to feel anxious and depressed, according to a new report from youth charity The Prince’s Trust today.
The Khalili Foundation and The Prince’s Trust, through the Mosaic Initiative, together launch an exciting new social integration and youth leadership project.
The Prince’s Trust has formed a partnership with The Khalili Foundation through the Mosaic Initiative looking at global citizenship, including interfaith and intercultural awareness. This work will form part of The Prince’s Trust’s wider Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games project.
This year’s Queen’s Honours List saw a number of Mosaic Network members recognised for their contributions to British life and society.
New Prince’s Trust research released today reveals that 44% of 16 to 25-year olds say their aspirations for the future are now lower as a result of the pandemic.
In a comment piece released today in the Sunday Telegraph, our Founder and President HRH The Prince of Wales emphasises that “this is a difficult time – but it is a particularly difficult time to be young” as he acknowledges the impact of the pandemic on youth unemployment.
- The Prince’s Trust Youth Index links unemployment and poor mental health, showing that the emotional wellbeing of young people not in education, employment or training [NEET] is consistently more negative than those in work or training
- The 2020 report, supported by L’Oréal Paris, shows how, even before the pandemic, the overall wellbeing of 16 to 25-year olds had fallen to its lowest point on the index in the 11-year history of the study
- The Prince’s Trust calls on government, charities and employers to work together to prevent a ‘lost generation’ by helping young people into jobs, training and education
Research from The Prince’s Trust, released today, reveals a link between youth unemployment and poor mental health and warns of the long-term damage unemployment could have on young people’s wellbeing.