Somebody Like Me

Young people are facing increasing pressures relating to their appearance. While a focus on the importance of appearance in society is by no means a new phenomenon, many young people today are struggling to escape the constant barrage of messages they receive about how they should look and how they should behave. Through powerful outlets…

I AM WHOLE

The purpose of this research was to examine the stigma faced by young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Family Misfortunes

The purpose of this research was to examine the available evidence and statistics on the factors and characteristics of families currently living in poverty within the UK.

The Big Ban Theory

The purpose of this research was to gain an insight into legal highs usage among young people in England and Wales.

What Matters Most

The purpose of this ongoing piece of research is to understand young people’s views on today’s key public policy issues.

Safety Net or Springboard?

The purpose of this research was to examine how the social security systems could be transformed to better enable young people to find employment and fulfil their potential.

Uncertain Futures

The purpose of this research was to better understand the potential impact that withdrawing automatic Housing Benefit entitlement could have on young people.

Delayed until further notice

The purpose of this research was to investigate the trends in people moving out of supported accommodation and the barriers they face when looking to move on.

Food for thought

The purpose of this research was to understand and offer ‘food for thought’ on why young people are living in food poverty and being forced to access foodbanks in order to avoid going hungry.

Feeling the benefits?

The purpose of this research series was to gather vulnerable young people’s experiences and viewpoints and give this often unheard and overlooked group a voice on the welfare system.