Loneliness is a health issue and at this moment even more by the COVID-19 pandemic. Research also in our own Fit2Belong Project has shown consistently that some of the highest levels of loneliness exist among young people, and often during periods of transition like during changes in school levels. In this Culture and Health webinar organised by the University of Exeter in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, three prominent researchers discuss the cultural context of loneliness in young people. The webinar panel was moderated by Felicity Thomas, Co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health and the panel included Fred Cooper, Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), Lina Zakrisson, Founder of Ensamhetsrevolutionen (Loneliness Revolution), Stockholm (Sweden) and Vivian Barnekow, freelance consultant, formerly Programme Manager, Child and Adolescent Health, WHO/Europe, Copenhagen (Denmark). Watch this interesting webinar here.
This is funded by Erasmus+