This article discusses demonization and toxicity as illustrative of the life of young people in the UK. It offers definitions of well-being and the role of spirituality within this. We propose that unless the underlying well-being of young people is taken seriously, improved upon and re-imagined, then the challenges some young people encounter will develop into long-term problems well into adulthood. Furthermore, those young people who have relatively few challenges and problems will be at risk of being contaminated by the assault upon their well-being resulting in damage to them that will manifest itself in personal, communal and social problems. We argue that without the spiritual dimension, however, constructs, policy and approaches to well-being are lacking.