Our digital project - Be Yourself: Everybody Else Is Taken - has involved us working with over 600 young people. We created the project to allow younger people to talk about their lives and personal experiences in any way that suited them.
The project was widely advertised on social media (including our first significant use of Instagram). We loaded people’s submissions onto a Pinterest board, where they are open for all to see. We also directly approached organisations around the county, ranging from schools and colleges to youth groups and community groups.
As a result, we received over 150 contributions in a wide variety of mediums – including images, painting, blogs, vlogs, films, poetry. Each contribution has given us an insight into how young people are feeling.
Our project report was launched on April 25, 2017 at the Vitality Stadium, the home of AFC Bournemouth, who have been supporting the project.
There's a dedicated page on this site about the project, with links to our project report, to our blog and Pinterest board, to a series of three short films we have made about the project, and to a narrative on Storify focused on the event at the Vitality Stadium.
Click here to go to our special "Be Yourself" page