Loneliness and mental health during COVID-19 (Manuela Barreto)

By Manuela Barreto

Loneliness is a widely-reported experience internationally; but while it is common, it is often stigmatised, and can lead to mental health problems. We also know from recent research that loneliness has a lot to with age, gender, and culture – and that the stereotypes we have of isolated older people are not always accurate. How is this situation likely to be exacerbated during COVID-19? In these recordings, Professor Manuela Barreto joins other experts to think through the relationship between loneliness and mental health during a pandemic.

Further listening:
Coronavirus: The Evidence (BBC) 
Living with Loneliness


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