A triple dip recession feels pretty miserable to most of us but if you’re one of the thousands of unemployed youngsters it can be even more depressing.
Every rejection letter, every shop closure, every person in the job centre… it all mounts up to a feeling of utter hopelessness.
But the Salvation Army in Crook in County Durham plans to change job prospects one positive thought at a time.
So if you give hope is that enough to change employment statistics? I went along to the jobs club: