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Identifying Research Priorities event series

In the lead up to our second funding call on Interventions, which is open until 2nd October 2020, we ran a series of events to identify the gaps, promising areas and research priorities in different approaches to reducing loneliness, social isolation and mental health problems, both in the general population and for people with existing mental health problems.

In our first two events held on 13th and 20th of May 2020, we partnered with the Mental Elf to explore how to improve social connection and mental health in the general population. You can see the videos of the talks on digital technology, built environment and community activiity approaches to addressing loneliness and social isolation and improving mental health from the first two webinars here and read the transcript of Professor Laura Vaughan's talk

 

On the 8th of July 2020 we held a webinar on how to help individuals with mild to moderate mental health problems address loneliness and social isolation. This event consisted of short talks from a variety of speakers, followed by small group discussions on the gaps, promising areas and research priorities in multi-faceted approaches to reduce lonelinesss for  this population. On 22nd July 2020 we held a follow-up webinar on how to help individuals with severe/chronic mental health problems address loneliness and social isolation. This was the last in our series of online events about identifying research priorities. We will include a link to videos of the 22nd July talks here soon.


 

We also invited Network members to take part in surveys to help us identify research priorities.