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The Youth Loneliness Scale: What does loneliness mean to young people?

Principle Investigator Prof Jennifer Lau and Research Associates Dr Laura Riddleston (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr Lily Verity (University of Manchester) explain the initial findings of their research project: the Youth Loneliness Scale (YLS).  Lily Verity will be presenting at the Campaign to End Loneliness conference on Thursday 8 February for our session…
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Building Connections: An NSPCC support service for young people

Shaun Friel, Director of Childline, explains how their Building Connections online service works to address loneliness for young people up to the age of 19. About the service Building Connections is a new NSPCC online service available to young people up to the age of 19, empowering them to find a way through loneliness. Young…
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Alone No More: Combatting loneliness in young people

We spoke with Molly Taylor about the experiences of loneliness among young people and what inspired her to set up Alone No More. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m Molly Taylor, a passionate activist dedicated to combatting youth loneliness both locally and nationally over the past couple of years. My journey into…
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Young people and loneliness: How digital communities foster local connection

Elle Thwaites is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Leeds, and is currently on placement with the Campaign to End Loneliness. Loneliness in under-30s: the current outlook It’s no secret that in recent years, many aspects of life have been relocated to online spaces. We video call friends and family, meet…
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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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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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Age differences in loneliness

A large body of research on loneliness focuses upon older adults only. A recent study by Luhmann and Hawkley broadens the knowledge gap by using data from a large nationally representative German study to describe and explain age differences in loneliness across the entire adult life span, from late adolescence to oldest old age. In…
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