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… Read more »
Measuring loneliness – Loneliness measurement explored We held a series of Loneliness measurement explored events as part of our Research and Policy Forum to explore the evaluation and measurement of loneliness. We are currently undertaking research to better understand the landscape of tackling loneliness projects and their evaluation. If you work on loneliness research or… Read more »
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%… Read more »
Social Media Terms and Conditions to win a copy of ‘Fractured’ by Jon Yates (June 2022) 1.The promoter is the Campaign to End Loneliness ] whose registered office is at What Works Centre for Wellbeing, Albany House, Petty France, London SW1 2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years… Read more »
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… Read more »
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,… Read more »
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… Read more »
Helping people make better connections is a key theme for us. Public transport helps to keep people socially connected, either with existing connections or by fostering new connections in stations or on the train, as they go about their journey. We are really pleased to be partners with TransPennine Express to , raise awareness of the… Read more »
Speakers biography details (more to be confirmed) Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage / Healthier Populations, World Health Organisation Dr Naoko Yamamoto was most recently WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems. Dr Yamamoto brings nearly 30 years of experience working on health in Japan and served as Senior Assistant… Read more »
How do we tackle loneliness after Covid-19? Photo competition To coincide with the publication of the paperback version of Noreen Hertz’s book The Lonely Century, we are launching a photo competition to find pictures which illustrate all the work that is being done to tackle loneliness. We are looking for pictures which encapsulate things that… Read more »
📣 Big News for any researchers,policymakers or practitioner working to address #loneliness? Our global poster competition will spotlight the very best work at our online Conference. Now time to apply! Deadline for entries now 15 Dec! ➡️More info at lght.ly/l9hk9j5pic.twitter.com/KQM32znFYe
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