This Loneliness and Reconnection guide is a brief, practical guide for parents, teachers and practitioners about what loneliness is and what help can be found. This concise but instructive guide was partially based on the research outcomes in the Fit to Belong project and was developed by Dr Maria Loades who leads the Lab for Adolescent Mood Problems within the Child Mental Health and Development research group, together with Dr Ola Demkowicz and Professor Pamela Qualter from the University of Manchester, and Professor Roz Shafran from University College London. These guidelines, aimed at those who support young people, including parents/caregivers and teachers summarise the signs of loneliness, describes the impact of Covid-19 related lockdowns and provides a list with things that can help. Download the info graphic here.
This project is funded by Erasmus+