All our emotions are important: breaking the silence on youth loneliness
Co-op Foundation, 2017
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.