Miners in Cwm when the town was thriving
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Blaenau Gwent: Deprived and depressed

Unemployment remains high in some parts of the UK - one of those is Blaenau Gwent in South Wales. Once a thriving industrial area, it is now one of the most deprived places in Britain.

Close to one-third of working age adults do not have a job - and that is having a shocking impact on people's mental health.

Figures obtained by the BBC show one in six adults are prescribed anti-depressants.

Mark Easton has been to the valleys to see how the community is faring.

  • 24 Jun 2013
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