Loneliness and Social Isolation among Young People

This LINKS workshop, in September 2021, explored loneliness and social isolation among young people - the impacts, how to address it and what we can learn elsewhere.

We live in an age where there are more opportunities than ever to be constantly connected to others, yet we know that many young people feel lonely and very socially isolated. COVID-19 and the measures taken to address it have exacerbated social isolation and loneliness further, however, even before the pandemic social isolation was an issue for some young people.

This workshop explored:

  • The issue of loneliness and social isolation in general
  • The impact of loneliness on health and wellbeing
  • Why and how loneliness and social isolation affects young people in Northern Ireland
  • How LINKS grant holders are addressing this issue
  • What we can learn from elsewhere about addressing loneliness and social isolation among young people

Resources from the workshop can be downloaded above.