Loneliness Connects Us: Project Celebration

This meeting will share the findings from the ‘Loneliness Connects Us’ project, a youth co-research project exploring youth loneliness from the perspective of young people.

Funded by the Co-op Foundation, the aim of the research was to provide young people and those working with them new knowledge and strategies to reduce loneliness and increase belonging and solidarity. The project worked with a group of youth co-researchers from 42nd Street and MMU to explore youth loneliness through a range of perspectives and methods. The research explored the diverse perceptions and experiences of youth loneliness in relation to social conditions such as poverty, transitions in life, and relationships of support and connection. The research was developed into an immersive theatre performance ‘Missing’, that toured the United Kingdom. We invite you to learn more about the project and its findings.

This event is for policy makers, practitioners, academics, young people and members of the public with an interest in reducing youth loneliness and building stronger and more convivial communities. This research speaks to a range of key policy and practice agendas including youth and student mental health and well-being, child sexual exploitation, radicalisation, and youth social action.

If you would like more information please email James Duggan (Research Fellow, MMU) on J.Duggan@mmu.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter @YouthLoneliness

The Loneliness Connects Us is a youth co-research project, young people exploring the lived experience of loneliness across the UK. The project was developed by ‪@ESRI_mmu and ‪@42ndStreetmcr.

This research and event is funded by the Co-op Foundation through its Belong programme, a national network of projects tackling loneliness among disadvantaged young people.

Thursday 22nd February 2018

4.30pm-6pm

Federation House

Manchester

M4 4BF 

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