Addressing loneliness and creating social connections have become more important to communities during coronavirus. Therefore, the loneliness and social isolation cluster is being opened up so all Big Local areas can learn and benefit through a series of one-off events.
This online session will explore the relationship between loneliness, social connections and wellbeing. Participants will:
- Increase their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between loneliness, social connections and wellbeing
- Share what they are doing in their own communities and gain new ideas to promote social connections and wellbeing
- Think about the opportunities and challenges for loneliness, social connections and wellbeing in the context of COVID-19
Ingrid Abreu Scherer, Civil Society Lead at the What Works Centre for Wellbeing will present research on what we know about the relationship between loneliness, social connections and wellbeing, as well as ideas for what works in promoting social connections and wellbeing. This will be considered in the context of COVID-19 and what opportunities and challenges this brings.
There will be a Q&A and discussion followed by small group breakout sessions where Big Local areas will have an opportunity to reflect on what they have heard and share what they are doing locally.
Learning and Networking with Big Local aims to foster skills, enthusiasm and connections. Open to all Big Local areas, we invite you to take part and share your ideas.
If you have any queries please email us