Co-op Foundation, 2021
The Co-op Foundation’s report – Locked down, looking out report: How young people embraced co-operative values to tackle the challenges of lockdown – provides a unique insight into young people’s experiences of loneliness, and their actions to help themselves and others.
The research found:
- Two thirds of young people (65%) say they are more likely to reach out to friends who they think need help, compared to the start of the pandemic
- Almost half of young people (46%) have tried to make their social media more positive over the past 12 months
- Almost three quarters of young people (73%) feel lonely at least occasionally