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BT Care Home Companions: Workplace volunteering to tackle loneliness

Written on May 3, 2023 at 2:03 pm, by

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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Tackling workplace loneliness should be strategic priority

Written on April 4, 2023 at 9:21 am, by

With more than 1 in 10 of us experiencing loneliness at work often or always and nearly half of us feeling lonely at work some of the time, tackling workplace loneliness should be a strategic priority for organisations going into a new financial year.  Not only can it unlock benefits to the individual, from improved…
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Social prescribing offers connection for loneliness

Written on March 6, 2023 at 2:07 pm, by

For complex, deeply personal challenges, such as experiencing feelings of loneliness or indeed chronic loneliness, inevitably, there is no easy, quick-fix that would suit everyone. Social prescribing offers a tailored approach for us as complex, unique, individuals, complementing the medical aspects of healthcare, with the broader community and social connections that can go hand-in-hand to…
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Making connections in a digital world

Written on January 6, 2023 at 1:18 pm, by

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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National Befriending Week: How you can support #befriending in Befriending Week

Written on October 31, 2022 at 1:37 am, by

Our friends at Befriending Networks are celebrating 10 years of befriending and creating connections this year, so Communications Officer, Dominic Lo explains how you can support their work during this year’s National Befriending Week from 1-7 November.   In 2012 The Campaign to End Loneliness supported the launch and first national Befriending Week!  Here at Befriending…
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Loneliness measurement explored: future directions on loneliness measurement

Written on October 13, 2022 at 1:49 pm, by

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…
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World Suicide Day: reflections on loneliness and suicide

Written on September 12, 2022 at 3:05 pm, by

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.   Approximately 703, 000 people die by suicide every year (WHO, 2021), with around 17%…
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Can changes to features of the local neighbourhood improve loneliness and mental health?

Written on May 19, 2022 at 12:59 am, by

Can changes to features of the local neighbourhood improve loneliness and mental health?  Yung-Chia Hsueh, UCL Division of Psychiatry and Dr Alexandra Pitman, UCL Division of Psychiatry; Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust May 2022 Humans are social animals. We function better when we connect with others. However, 33% of the 55,000 people who participated…
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Supporting London’s social and economic recovery by addressing the drivers of loneliness and its impact on mental health: Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard Deputy Mayor at Greater London Authority

Written on May 15, 2022 at 10:53 pm, by

Supporting London’s social and economic recovery by addressing the drivers of loneliness and its impact on mental health Mental health awareness week this year focused on the theme of loneliness. As London’s Deputy Mayor for Communities and Social Justice, I am acutely aware of the impact loneliness can have on people’s mental and physical health,…
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Photography exhibition – living alone and loneliness by Neil Williams

Written on December 8, 2021 at 12:32 pm, by

Photographing living alone and loneliness  For some time, I have been undertaking a major photography project on people living alone and loneliness. Although the project is for completion of an MA in Photography, which I commenced as part of my move into retirement. I am looking for more people to participate in the project to…
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