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The Good Practice Mentors: Supporting the sector to reach and support people experiencing loneliness

Jessica Duffy, Good Practice Mentor based at Leeds Older People’s Forum, recounts her experience of running training sessions on social isolation and the psychology of loneliness.  Understanding the psychology of loneliness Despite some initial hesitancy around ‘teaching grandmothers to suck eggs’,  I love running the Good Practice Mentor sessions on social isolation and the psychology…
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The Youth Loneliness Scale: What does loneliness mean to young people?

Principle Investigator Prof Jennifer Lau and Research Associates Dr Laura Riddleston (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr Lily Verity (University of Manchester) explain the initial findings of their research project: the Youth Loneliness Scale (YLS).  Lily Verity will be presenting at the Campaign to End Loneliness conference on Thursday 8 February for our session…
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Loneliness and scams

We recently teamed up with UK Finance’s Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign to discuss loneliness and scams at an online event. Loneliness, scams and protecting ourselves from fraud Being the victim of a crime can be an incredibly isolating and lonely experience. The feelings of shame or embarrassment that can occur if we do…
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Statement of closure

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that the Campaign to End Loneliness will close in April 2024, along with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing who have generously hosted us since 2021. Read the announcement from our host organisation’s Board of Directors: It will come as no surprise to our…
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Building Connections: An NSPCC support service for young people

Shaun Friel, Director of Childline, explains how their Building Connections online service works to address loneliness for young people up to the age of 19. About the service Building Connections is a new NSPCC online service available to young people up to the age of 19, empowering them to find a way through loneliness. Young…
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