This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Tuesday 25 May 2021, 3pm to 4.15pm
  • Location: Online
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

The Closing The Gap Network event

Three UKRI Mental Health Networks join forces to paint the current portrait of loneliness in the UK. Accomplished researchers from the Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network, the Closing the Gap Network and the MARCH Network come together to impart what they have learnt about loneliness in the UK during the pandemic based on their latest, separate studies.

The webinar will include brief presentations and interpretations of survey and interview results referring to the general population and specific demographic groups including people with experience of mental ill-health, with severe mental illness (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis) and young people. Also, there will be reflections on the definition and nature of 'loneliness'.

Before the end of the webinar, a short Q&A session will be offered to the attendees.

The goal is to gain a deeper and wider understanding of 'loneliness' and its consequences in our time which will hopefully lead to better ways of tackling it.

The webinar is open to any person who is interested in or/and is affected by loneliness.

Hosts:
- Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network
- The Closing The Gap Network
- MARCH Network

Speakers:
- Prof Sonia Johnson (Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network)
- Dr Eiluned (Ellie) Pearce (Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network)
- Beverley Chipp (Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network Co-Production Group member)
- Paul Heron (CTG Network)
- Dr Feifei Bu, Senior Research Fellow (MARCH Network)