On Tuesday 25th February 2020 We held an ECR Network workshop to collaborate on pathways scoping review
We held a collaborative workshop for Early Careers Researchers on an ambitious scoping review into the potential pathways between loneliness/social isolation and mental health problems. This project comes out of the list of potential pathways and common risk factors that was collated from roundtable discussions at our events last summer, on which some of you have already generously commented. We want to work with you to identify priorities and existing literature related to these different pathways, and to create a diagram of potential pathways and a co-authored review. The purpose of this first workshop was to agree an approach and plan of action to take this forward. If you are interested in getting involved but could not make the meeting contact: Ellie.Pearce@ucl.ac.uk We will hold a follow-up meeting in May 2020.
The network was launched on 3rd December 2018 in London, followed by a Mental Health Question Time.
The stakeholder event to discuss strategies for encouraging psychological and emotional resilience in response to loneliness took place on 13th May 2019
The event took place on 26th June 2019
The mapping pathways event took place on 16th July 2019
The event took place in London on 13th November 2019, 1pm - 4.30pm.
The first two webinars took place in May 2020 and focused on addressing loneliness in the general population. The second two webinars took place in July 2020 and explored how to tackle loneliness in people experiencing mental ill-health.
A free 2-part event series in November and December 2020, focused on funding and networking and career development
On 20th January 2021, Louise Arseneault, ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow, and her colleague Bridget Bryan, demonstrated the Catalogue of Mental Health Measures.
Four speakers from LSIMHRN spoke on 10th March 2021 about 'Empty, alone, detached and misunderstood’: The importance of loneliness in understanding and improving young people’s mental health.
Members of LSIMHN, Closing the Gap and MARCH networks gave brief presentations about 3 independent research studies exploring loneliness in the general population and in specific demographic groups on 25th May 2021.
LSIMHRN and the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) public mental health programme, in collaboration with TRIUMPH, Emerging Minds and SMaRteN, hosted an online workshop on how to tackle loneliness and social isolation in 16-25 year olds, 9 June 2021.
LSIMHRN were delighted to be support the TRIUMPH network with a 2-day event for ECRs on 23rd and 24th September 2021.