Market Research company Research First recently conducted a nationally representative online poll of 383 respondents. The findings confirm that loneliness is higher amongst youth.
MSD and the Social Wellbeing Agency have released a new report on the needs of older people in health, housing, finance, and social connection.
Researchers from Massey’s Health and Ageing Research Team (HART) released a book of the findings earlier this month. The book includes chapters on Social Connections and Loneliness.
A blog post in Psychology Today yesterday summarises key points and findings from new research that challenges common assumptions about loneliness.
Check out an excellent new resource, “Connect and Thrive: a guide to combatting loneliness and connecting with others.” This is a practical, evidence-based resource co-authored by Sarah Wright of University of Canterbury, a regular member of the New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness working group.
Kasley Killam MPH, a US expert on social connection, explores what is meant by social health, and how we can evaluate and improve this aspect of health for ourselves.