Campaign to end loneliness

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Monthly Archives: May 2023

Young people and loneliness: How digital communities foster local connection

Elle Thwaites is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Leeds, and is currently on placement with the Campaign to End Loneliness.   It’s no secret that in recent years, many aspects of life have been relocated to online spaces. We video call friends and family, meet our colleagues on Zoom, take…
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Training on the psychology of loneliness

Anxiety is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. For social anxiety in particular, there is a two-way relationship with loneliness: when we are socially anxious we are more likely to become lonely. When we are lonely, we are more likely to become social anxious.  Given the week, it was fitting to spend…
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BT Care Home Companions: Workplace volunteering to tackle loneliness

The series of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures had a devastating impact on care homes with many residents feeling isolated and lonely. In line with BT’s mission to Connect for Good, Care Home Companions was born out of a project set-up by a group of BT employees in 2020 to help tackle loneliness in…
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