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The Proud Trust

LGBT+ young people are running an awareness campaign to improve community cohesion, and supporting schools with peer support groups and LGBTQ+ resources. Young researchers are also exploring links between youth social action and loneliness. Supported through our #iwill fund

Royal Exchange Theatre

Runs theatre workshops with young people from Special Educational Needs (SEN) and mainstream schools to break down barriers and support new friendships.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Worked in partnership with fellow Belong partner 42nd Street to train a group of young co-researchers to investigate how loneliness affects young people across the UK.

Gaddum Centre

Works in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, using music, digital tools and AI to connect young carers and help them discuss their feelings.

42nd Street

Equipped local community groups in Greater Manchester with the skills and confidence to support young people who experienced trauma following the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017.