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Our Future Communities Vision – shaped by young people 

How young people from across the UK helped to create our Future Communities Vision, and the ways we can all bring it to life.

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Young people might be lonely, but they’re not alone 

Our annual Lonely Not Alone campaign is helping young people share stories of loneliness and messages of support to tackle stigma.

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Living our youth-led values

On International Youth Day we are about what we’ve learned working with young people at the Co-op Foundation.

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Lonely Not Alone returns on 5 October, and here’s how you can help 

It’s going to be a huge year for Lonely Not Alone and you’ve got a chance to be part of it.

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Young people are influencing decisions at Co-op Foundation

In the run up to International Youth Day on 12 August, we’re highlighting how young people are taking the lead at Co-op Foundation, ahead of our new strategy launch later this year.

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Partnering with the Astra Foundation to combat youth loneliness and boost mental wellbeing 

Doubling our impact through working in partnership with the Astra Foundation.

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Sharing tips on how to tackle youth loneliness 

Youth loneliness can have a negative impact on young people’s mental wellbeing. That is why we wanted to share some tips, as suggested by young people on our Lonely Not Alone universe, to help reduce feelings of loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Learning from young people to tackle the stigma of loneliness

We believe long-term change happens when lived experience is put at the heart of decision making and when under-represented voices are raised so they can influence change. 

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Connecting through constellations

Lonely Not Alone 2021 was a big step forward for us and we learned lots about campaigning and working with young people.

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Lonely Not Alone – We’re making a difference

More than 3.1m young people have seen Lonely Not Alone and 97% of this group have taken an action, too.

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Where there’s #iwill there’s a way

Our #iwill Fund partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is our oldest such collaboration. We’re proud to have supported partners to engage young people in high quality social action since mid-2018.

As we mark #iwill Week 2021 – and as we launch our #iwill Fund interim learning report – we look back on this partnership and review what we’ve achieved and learned, particularly in the past year.

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One small step is a giant leap forward for lonely young people

Our CEO, Nick, blogs about our 2021 Lonely Not Alone experience. The universe goes on forever. Loneliness doesn’t have to.

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Let’s create a kinder society for young people to thrive

Co-op Foundation CEO, Nick Crofts, explores our new research into youth loneliness.

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Lonely Not Alone returns on 14 October, and here’s how you can help

We’re heading into the Lonely Not Alone universe in 2021, where we are all stars connected by our shared experiences. Will you join us?

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Guest blog: How to help young people unearth lived experience (part 3 / 3)

In her final guest blog, Eloïse Malone from our Lonely Not Alone campaign partner, Effervescent, discusses how to help young people unearth their lived experience so you can best connect with audiences through creative campaigns.

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