Career guidance for mental health

Being unemployed tends to be bad for your mental heath. We know this from long-term studies which show that people’s mental health often deteriorates when they become unemployed and can improve when they get a new job. It can be a vicious circle, since people with mental health difficulties can also struggle to get hired. [...]

On the treadmill: young and long-term unemployed in Australia

Youth unemployment has been marching upward in Australia in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. The unemployment rate nationally among those aged 15 to 24 at March 2014 stands at 12.5 per cent – more than double the overall rate of unemployment. The experience of being young and unemployed is also changing. [...]