Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Network

The Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health is a research network that brings together many different perspectives on this topic. It is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a body that brings together UK Research Councils in different fields.

Participants Needed for Research Study on Loneliness Interventions for Young People

Have you ever experienced loneliness? 

Members of the Loneliness & Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network are looking for young people to participate in one-on-one interviews over Zoom, to explore their opinions on strategies to help reduce loneliness in their age group. If you identify as male or non/binary, are aged 16-24, are living in the UK, and have experienced loneliness, you are eligible to take part. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you are aged between 16 and 20. Everyone who participates will be offered a £15 LoveToShop e-voucher. If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please contact the research team using the following email address - sharon.eager.20@ucl.ac.uk


Conversations around loneliness and mental health: What helps and what to do if it doesn't

In 2020 a group of researchers, including those with relevant lived experience, from the UKRI Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network and the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit at University College London and King’s College London interviewed 59 people to explore what it is like to be lonely or socially isolated if you also struggle with your mental health. As part of the interviews, we asked people what (if anything) had helped them feel less lonely and we have co-produced a booklet to share their words with you.


Read more about this research study.


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