Book review: “Hired” by James Bloodworth – undercover in low-wage Britain

“Hired: six months undercover in low-wage Britain” paints a vivid picture of life in some of the toughest corners of the world of work. It also – as Angus Hanton, Co-founder of IF, reports – raises issues of intergenerational fairness

BBC News ranks Islington as the best place to be a young person in the UK

A new index from the BBC has attempted to identify the best places to be a young adult in the UK. What does that really mean, asks David Kingman, IF’s Senior Researcher, and does it raise some further questions about how we measure people’s quality of life?

Does moving from adolescence to adulthood have to be a cliff edge?

MENTAL HEALTH BLOG WEEK.The transition to adulthood can look like a cliff edge. Matt Jordan, who works on the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry, sets out the conditions that can make all the difference – between falling and jumping in

Down and out, down under: Youth mental health in Australia

MENTAL HEALTH BLOG WEEK. Sonia Arakkal, co-founder of Australian lobby group Think Forward, explains why the youth mental health crisis in Australia is a symptom of intergenerational inequality, and what can be done about it

It’s time to put an end to the cliff edge: meeting the mental health needs of young people

MENTAL HEALTH BLOG WEEK.Young people need care services that carry on consistently through the transitions between childhood and adulthood. Kadra Abdinasir, Strategic Lead at the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC), makes the case, and welcomes recent Government initiatives in this direction

Money on your mind – the links between debt and mental health

MENTAL HEALTH BLOG WEEK. StepChange Debt Charity provides free debt advice online and over the telephone. Grace Brownfield works in the policy team, campaigning for changes to regulation, law and practice, to reduce the risk of problem debt and the harm it causes. Here she looks at the link between debt and mental health, especially… Read more »