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Monthly Archives: June 2014


One in eight Brits has nobody to call on during a crisis

A new attempt to measure the wellbeing of the British population has discovered that only 58% of Britons feel connected to people in their community, and one in eight do not have a close friend that they could rely on in a personal crisis. The study, compiled by the Office for National Statistics, compared these…
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The Most Terrible Poverty: Loneliness and Mental Health

The following guest blog by Jenny Edwards and Paul Farmer, from the Mental Health Foundation and Mind, has been written to complement our new collection of essays, ‘Alone in the Crowd: Loneliness and diversity’. Headlines are full of activities that are bad for our health: we eat too much, we drink, and we don’t get…
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Loneliness in Care Homes

The following guest blog by Tom Owen, Co-Founder and Co-Director of My Home Life, has been written to complement our new collection of essays, ‘Alone in the Crowd: Loneliness and diversity’. Blog Post 6: Loneliness in Care Homes When an older person moves from familiar surroundings into a care home, it can be an emotional…
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Living with cancer and loneliness

The following guest blog by Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, has been written to complement our new collection of essays, ‘Alone in the Crowd: Loneliness and diversity’. Living with cancer brings many challenges for those affected – and one particularly difficult challenge can be coping with the social and emotional isolation associated with the…
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