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.

Addressing loneliness in emerging adulthood: What do we know and what do we need to know?


The Loneliness & Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network (LSIMHRN) and the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) public mental health programme have launched a survey to identify how to tackle loneliness and social isolation in 16-25 year olds.


The team are inviting young people, carers, practitioners, charities, those working in mental health services, policy makers and researchers to complete the survey.

The results of the survey will be used to identify research priorities to improve understanding and help to address loneliness and social isolation in 16 -25 year olds, also known as emerging adults. These research priorities can be used to develop interdisciplinary and cross-sector funding bids that aim to develop and test interventions to address these issues with the aim to prevent mental ill-health.  

The team are particularly interested in developing approaches aimed at individuals who are not in education, employment or training (frequently referred to as NEET), who are at greater risk of mental ill-health. The team will be holding an online workshop on the 9th of  June to discuss the survey results in more detail and identify the key research priorities. 

The survey will be open from 25 March until 31 May 2021. All survey responses will be confidential and anonymised. You can complete the survey here.


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