Youth Loneliness research presented in Parliament

Academics from Manchester Metropolitan University were invited to Parliament this month to present at an event that looked at social isolation and loneliness.

The event, Loneliness across the life course – highlighting the need for community-led action, was opened by Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, aimed to challenge and explore how policy makers, major funders and other influencers might enable creative, holistic, community responses to the issue of loneliness.

Dr James Duggan, Research Fellow in the School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, presented the findings of the Loneliness Connects Us project which saw 14 young co-researchers between the ages of 14 and 25 receive special training to talk to other young people about the different experiences of loneliness.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *