I AM writing to you following an issue with a recent article, Why talking matters for people with diabetes (Warrington Guardian, June 20).

My 24-year-old daughter graduated with a first class degree and a masters with a distinction in health psychology.

She has been unable to find a job since. She has had at least 600 rejections from jobs, applications for PHDs and other related masters courses etc.

She has received excellent feedback from some employers following rejections as well as from employers of the several part time jobs she has had. She is currently working at Starbucks and is doing a yoga, health and wellbeing degree at weekends at her own cost.

As you can imagine this is soul destroying, humiliating and has resulted in a decline in her mental health.

It has been worrying for the family but due to the support both emotionally and financially from her family as well as her natural motivated personality she keeps going. We’ve encouraged her to explore every option there is.

While she does have some future plans to look into a vocational qualification where she would be guaranteed a job we are aware there may be options we have overlooked.

I saw this article and suggested to her that she rang them up to ask if they would have a chat to her to see if they had any ideas, advice how to help her get a job particularly as her dissertation was on diabetes, even mention if they had any voluntary work.

I’m so disgusted at their attitude to her, they immediately said no we don’t want to chat and don’t do voluntary work, it was a few seconds conversation. I really thought they would spend a few minutes to chat. They were so rude and she came off the phone so upset.

The government and big companies are aware of the increase in mental health issues and are trying to reduce this but others need to be aware they need to offer support too.