Campaign to end loneliness

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Making connections in a digital world

At Sky, we pride ourselves in being a force for good in the communities where we live and work. Every day, we play our part to tackle loneliness and social isolation through our dedicated Sky Cares programmes. One key aim of this community work is to address the growing issue of digital inequity. Why digital? We…
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How can we measure loneliness using technology?

Jessica Rees, Research Associate from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London, explains more about the use of technology to detect or predict loneliness in older adults. How can we measure loneliness using technology? “I am—yet what I am none cares or knows” extract of poem by John Clare. Loneliness, a subjective feeling, which…
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Loneliness measurement explored: Future directions on loneliness measurement

We recently held a series of events as part of our Research and Policy Forum to explore the evaluation and measurement of loneliness. You can read more about our work on loneliness measurement and access watch these events via our Evaluation and Measurement page. In anticipation of these events, Professor Simon Hunter from Glasgow Caledonian…
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World Suicide Prevention Day: Reflections on loneliness and suicide

Reflecting on World Suicide Prevention Day which took place over the weekend, Heather McClelland from the School of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University explains more about the link between suicide and loneliness and why tackling loneliness is so important. Heather McClelland is a full-time doctoral research assistant at the School of Health and Wellbeing…
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Tackling loneliness amongst younger people in the Netherlands

Join Us is a non-profit organization in the Netherlands that has measurably reduced loneliness among younger people aged 12 to 25. Since 2016, this program has helped thousands of young people from more than 63 municipalities across the country.  Kyra Haerkens, Quality Coach at Join Us explains more. Join Us wants to help youngsters build…
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