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  Ocean Asks Co-Research


Ocean Youth worked closely with The Children’s Society to develop a research methodology, conduct the research, analyse the results and then share the findings on whether there is a link between the reduction of youth loneliness and social action. We are one of 11 national projects and our findings will contribute to a comprehensive study evidencing the need for more social action opportunities for young people to help to reduce youth loneliness.

Our young team developed an online and paper survey as well as focus group questions for community centre youth groups. We learnt how to use digital marketing effectively, including designing a competition, to target hundreds of young people through social media. We also conducted focus groups at several community youth groups and collated the information before producing a live radio show to broadcast as part of the Ordinary Arts Festival in Dartington.


Key Aims

  • Develop research material to share
  • Develop our researching/interviewing/consultancy skills
  • Improve our ability to use images and digital marketing processes to increase audience and participation



We are working in partnership with The Children’s Society, Torbay Community Development Trust, PHAB Club Torquay, Acorn Centre, Youth Genesis, Fotonow CIC and Torbay Council.

This work is funded by the Co-op Foundation