Loneliness 'forces older people into hospitals' and strains services, say senior doctors
Call for community support and recognition of the effects of isolation, which is becoming a ‘major health concern’
The Lonely Society?
This report examines how modern society has changed the way people connect. It aims to raise awareness of loneliness and its effect on our mental health, detailing steps we can take to reduce isolation.
About loneliness - Campaign to End Loneliness
About loneliness: Loneliness can be defined as a subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship. It happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want .......
Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women
Both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality, but it is uncertain whether their effects are independent or whether loneliness represents the emotional pathway through which social isolation impairs health. We therefore assessed the extent to which the association between social isolation and mortality is mediated by loneliness. We assessed social isolation in terms of contact with family and friends and participation in civic organizations in 6,500 men and…
Risk to health - Campaign to End Loneliness
There is now substantial evidence that having a lack of social connections significantly increases the risk of premature mortality. The risk to health that loneliness can bring is greater than those associated with many factors that currently receive substantial public health attention and resources (e.g., obesity, physical inactivity, air pollution). We want to make sure... Read more »