Training on loneliness

 

We provide training on loneliness to meet the needs of you and your organisation. Get in touch to chat with a member of our team.

We know that loneliness can have a massive impact on your ability to motivate and retain staff. With more people experiencing loneliness and changes in the ways of working, there is an even great greater need to address workplace loneliness.

We also recognise that with an increasing number of people experiencing loneliness, your customer-facing teams need to understand more about loneliness. You need to ensure that your services and products reach people who may find it difficult to engage with your service, and that staff know how to recognise if someone is experiencing chronic loneliness and where to signpost them for further support.

Loneliness explored: an introduction to loneliness

Our self-directed e-learning module on loneliness is aimed at individuals who would like an overview of the causes and effects of loneliness, as well as practical tips for addressing loneliness. The module covers: 

  • What loneliness is and how it differs to social isolation
  • The risk factors for loneliness and how it can affect people’s thoughts, feelings, behaviour and health
  • How we can look out for and talk about loneliness
  • What to do if we or someone we know is experiencing loneliness
  • Links to further reading
  • A short quiz to test understanding

Of those who took the module, 100% agreed or strongly agreed the module:

  • Increased their understanding of what loneliness is
  • Increased their understanding of the risk factors for loneliness
  • Increased their understanding of how to address loneliness

We can also work with you to develop a bespoke loneliness e-learning programme that meets your organisational needs.

Addressing workplace loneliness

The effects of workplace loneliness can ripple through an employee’s life, both personally and professionally, and the consequences can be profound. This self directed e-learning module is designed to equip managers and team leaders with an in-depth understanding of workplace loneliness and actionable strategies to create a more inclusive and supportive work environment.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Define workplace loneliness and recognise its consequences for individuals and organisations.
  • Identify common causes and triggers of workplace loneliness.
  • Recognise workplace loneliness in yourself and others.
  • Understand the effects of loneliness on wellbeing, job satisfaction and overall performance.
  • Implement practical strategies to address workplace loneliness and promote inclusivity within your organisation.

Facilitated course for teams

Led by an experienced trainer from the Campaign to End Loneliness we can facilitate in person or online training.

Drawing on our extensive expertise in the field of loneliness and connection, this course will increase your understanding of loneliness and equip you with the practical skills to take action on addressing loneliness in your workplace.

Participants will graduate from the course with an understanding of: 

  • The individual, subjective nature of loneliness 
  • The key triggers and risk factors of loneliness
  • The impact of loneliness on an individual and societal level
  • The psychology of loneliness 
  • How to measure loneliness effectively
  • How to apply this knowledge within your own organisation

We will work with you to tailor the content in a way that best meets the needs of your organisation, ensuring there are plenty of opportunities for colleagues to discuss and collaborate with each other on the issue of loneliness. 

The cost of the course is dependent on the number of participants and whether the course will be delivered online or in-person. 

Testimonials

“It’s a really great introduction into the mechanisms and risks of loneliness and starting to think about how it can be reduced.”

“The trainer led this beautifully. Her approach was gentle, inclusive and thought provoking. I was presented with aspects of loneliness that I had not previously considered/been aware of. It was great to meet others involved in this sphere, make connections and hopefully hear more in the future.”

“Thank you for this course. It has helped me to think in new ways about loneliness and how it may be addressed / alleviated. The additional resources are also much appreciated and will be very useful.”

“Enjoyed the course and the chance to meet up and discuss issues etc with colleagues. Facilitator was lovely and gave us a chance to chat about how things can be put into practice, reflect on conversations, and discuss how loneliness affects us in our workplace and personally.”