Closing the Employment Gap for Young People

This document was published in May 2019

This resource has been developed by a group of organisations from the Health and Wellbeing Alliance led by the Young People’s Health Partnership and including The National LGB&T Partnership. It aims to improve understanding about the link between common mental health problems and employment for 16–25 year olds, and to support effective practice by those working with young people experiencing these difficulties. The work has been funded by Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care.

The target audiences for the resource are mental health and employment support staff across statutory, voluntary and independent sectors and staff providing support and care to vulnerable young people. The contents should be used flexibly to help improve understanding and inform strategies being developed to address needs.

Closing the Employment Gap for Young People