If you are keen to help tackle loneliness among young people in your neighbourhood, we’ve compiled a range of free online materials that you can use to spread the word and raise awareness about the problem, and help young people to overcome destructive feelings of isolation and loneliness. These include:

  • Further research, data and information about loneliness
  • Advice for children and young people
  • Advice for parents, carers and other adults worried about lonely youngsters
  • Advice for charities and other organisations about ensuring their project helps to reduce loneliness
  • A powerpoint presentation you can use to share this information with your local community

Advice for children and young people

Youtube films:

  • Cambridge University researcher Olivia Remes delivered a TEDx Talk in Newcastle called How to get rid of loneliness and become happy
  • In this short film from WhizzKids, the Kidz Board discuss work they are doing to address loneliness. They share their own personal experiences and solutions for tackling loneliness among young wheelchair users. View the video here

Advice for parents, carers and other adults 

Youtube films:

Advice for charities and organisations

NPC, the think tank that helps charities increase their impact, has produced a top tips guide to help organisations ensure that their project reduces loneliness – this could be of particular assistance to Neighbourhood Watch groups. 

Youtube films:

In this film by social enterprise RJ Working, teams of restorative coaches at three schools in Cornwall co-designed a consultation workshop for Year 7 about loneliness, social media and outdoor spaces. View the video here.   

Further information

Youtube films: