Loneliness: the public health challenge of our time12 December 2017
A policy briefing by the Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland outlining the scale of the problem and 12 key policy recommendations to challenge it.
Mental health, loneliness and disability11 July 2017, Dr Amy Pollard
Amy Pollard discusses the issues around loneliness for people with disabilities and how this can impact upon mental health.
Gillian's story: overcoming loneliness
Gillian was one of the 1 million older people for whom loneliness is a reality. But she's turned her life around with the help of the Mental Health Foundation.
'Tis the season to be jolly9 December 2016, Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson shares her seven top coping strategies to use in the Christmas period, which many of us find difficult.
The Age of Loneliness12 January 2016, Mark Rowland
Mark Rowland, the Mental Health Foundation’s new Director of Fundraising and Communications, writes about the importance of confronting the rising issue of loneliness in modern Britain.
Christmas has a direct impact on our mental health5 January 2016,
Joanna Carson blogs on her recent visit to one of our Standing Together groups, which are helping elderly people combat loneliness using techniques rooted in building relationships with people.
Talking about Loneliness22 October 2014,
We need to understand our own feelings of loneliness and strategies for coping in order to support others.
Life expectancy and loneliness in later life - visually challenged policy making?5 March 2014,
We will be even more short-sighted if we don’t at least consider the possible associations between the age of austerity, loneliness, poverty and falling life expectancy.
Friendship, loneliness, communities and the importance of the valuable relationships22 November 2012,
People from the Voice and Community Project Reference Group take on the role of “ambassadors for people with learning disabilities
Mental health and later life26 March 2012,
Whilst it’s clearly good news that a study has shown mental wellbeing to improve with age, strong evidence suggests that for around a quarter of people over the age of 65, their mental health not only declines but gets significantly worse.