What Matters to Young Mums

Young Women’s Trust’s new report reveals the isolation of motherhood


“This week we launched our new report ‘What Matters to Young Mums?’ which reveals that young mums are struggling – many are missing meals to provide for their children, feeling isolated and finding it difficult to find work.



What we have found:

  • Half of young mums skip meals as they struggle to feed their children and a quarter have used a food bank
  • One in five young mums feels lonely all of the time
  • One in four young mums experiences pregnancy discrimination by employers

Read the full report here.


“It is in everyone’s interest to help young mothers who want to work. As our findings show, young mothers have a huge amount to contribute to their workplaces and many want to be financially independent and support their families. Tackling discrimination would benefit mums, businesses and the economy as a whole.” – Dr Carole Easton OBE