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Life ‘meaningless’ for many young Scots

Fresh moves are being made to help young Scots after a shock survey found thousands considered life to be “meaningless”.

The Prince’s Trust has launched an initiative to assess their mental well-being and identify those at risk.

The project follows a survey which found 23% of 16 to 25-year-olds were “often” or “always” depressed, with 9% saying life was not really worth living.

Geraldine Gammell, director of The Prince’s Trust Scotland, said: “This is an increasingly vulnerable generation.

“There has never been a greater need for programmes which help steer young people away from false support systems such as gangs, drugs and alcohol, whilst giving them new direction.”

• Full story at the Evening Times.

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