This Seeing is Believing visit will examine the issues around long-term youth unemployment and consider the potential actions employers can take to start addressing a pressing social issue in Wales.
Led by Stephen Stewart (Distribution Director, SP Energy Networks), the visit will encourage senior business leaders to discuss and engage with the issues around long-term youth unemployment, focusing on Rhyl in North Wales.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists estimates that people who are unemployed for more than 12 weeks are between four and ten times more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. Whereas being employed provides opportunities for social contact, physical activity, opportunities to use skills, a sense of personal achievement and of course, financial remuneration.
Long-term youth unemployment is a challenge facing employers, local communities and individuals. The first step in beginning to address these kinds of challenges is to better understand the issues at hand and then consider – in collaboration with peers and partners – what actions are possible and practical from an employer perspective.
Please note this is an invitation only event. If you have any questions about BITC Cymru’s work in this area or would like to find out more about leading a Seeing is Believing visit in Wales, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.