All our emotions are important: Breaking the silence on youth loneliness

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Co-op Foundation, 2017

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This research by the Co-op Foundation explores the causes and reason why young people don’t talk about loneliness. The research also examines:

  • issues around gender and loneliness
  • the impact of technology
  • issues around seeking and offering support
  • the importance of knowing where to turn to when you need help.

The report presents the results of a survey of 2,000 young people across the UK and draws on the findings of ‘Loneliness Connects Us’, a creative, youth-led research project carried our by Manchester Metropolitan University and 42nd Street.

Calling for a new approach to help young people understand and manage loneliness as a normal human experience, the Co-op Foundation presents recommendations for youth organisations, government, funders, researchers and the wider society.

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