Campaign release landmark report, The Psychology of Loneliness

The charity’s new report is the first of its kind to look at how psychological approaches can help tackle loneliness. Due to lockdown, more people than ever before are reporting feelings of loneliness. Mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and positive psychology are all approaches that can help people who are feeling lonely. The report has…
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Our response to new Government campaign to tackle loneliness during Coronavirus

The Government have just launched a new campaign to tackle loneliness during the Coronavirus lockdown. Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive of Independent Age and Chair of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome the Government’s initiative to highlight and support people struggling with increased isolation and loneliness due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Even before…
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Coronavirus and self-isolation for over 70s

The Government have announced that anyone over 70 should self-isolate as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This will have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of millons of older people. Our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, responds: “First and foremost, older people and vulnerable people are…
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An update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and social connections

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the UK, it will be harder for people to maintain their social connections.   In response, Kate Shurety, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness said:   “For many people there will be a tough, but necessary period of social isolation. Many of us will miss family and friends and taking part in…
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Social isolation and Coronavirus

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the UK, many people will be forced into temporary isolation. In response, Kate Shurety, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness said: “For many people this will be a tough, but necessary, two weeks of social isolation. Many people will miss their family and friends and taking part in…
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Campaign to End Loneliness respond to launch of Welsh Government Loneliness Strategy

The Welsh Government launched their loneliness strategy today. In response, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings said: “This strategy is an important first step in tackling loneliness in Wales, with policies across transport, health, social care and communities. A new £1.4 million fund will further drive our understanding of what can be…
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