Our podcast series on loneliness (2021)
Loneliness Explored was our limited series of podcasts on different aspects of loneliness produced during Covid-19. Each episode looked at an aspect of loneliness whether it is bereavement, communities, conversations and psychology. Many thanks to our expert contributors including:
- Michelle Dawson, who has worked at the front line of social exclusion in the North-East in her role for the charity Ageing Better
- Andy Langford, who draws on deep first hand experience at Cruse Bereavement Care of helping the newly bereaved to find a way through their loneliness
- Deborah Hardoon who is responsible for leading the What Works Centre for Wellbeing centre’s research on what works to improve people’s wellbeing in the UK
- Lucy Selman from the University of Bristol, and has in-depth perspective of grief from her academic work which has focused on the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the illness experience; decision-making and communication; family care-giving and bereavement as well her experience in founding the Good Grief Festival.
- Mike Niles from B-Friend, who founded the charity to reducing the loneliness of the elderly population in his local area of Doncaster – one of the most deprived areas in England
- Dr Gillian Sandstrom from the University of Essex who brings her perspective as a psychological scientist studying social interaction to help people connect to each other.
You can download each episode from all the main podcast platforms or below.