Episode 58

First aired November 22, 2017

Supporting Young Women with Confidence and Employment

Dr. Carole Easton, OBE, Chief Executive of Young Women's Trust talks to Dr.Vijay Murthy  about how despite record number of women in work in the UK, there is overwhelming evidence that young women are at great risk of long-term insecure employment and that women are still paid less than their male counterparts, less likely to progress, more likely to have experienced discrimination and more anxious, and pessimistic about their future. Easton explains how Young Women's Trust offers help through their project 'Work It Out', an innovative service that supports young women to increase their employability and confidence. Easton talks about how their services can help improve young women's wellbeing and she says that the role of structural changes in society are more important than medicating women for depression and anxiety. 

 

About our Guest

Dr. Carole Easton, OBE  is chief executive of Young Women's Trust, a charity supporting and representing disadvantaged young women. She is the current Chair of Young Minds, a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Easton began her career as a child and family psychotherapist in the NHS. Since then, she has worked in the voluntary sector. For more information visit www.youngwomentrust.org 

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