An evaluation of the Standing Together project

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Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation
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19 March 2018
Mental health services, Older Adults, Health Services
Social welfare
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Given that 3.6 million older people live alone in the UK (Age UK. 2018), associated risks such as declining cognitive brain function suggests that there is a need to further investigate the impact of peer-support groups on the health and wellbeing of older people. The Mental Health Foundation's Standing Together project was set up to address this through facilitated peer support and activity-based groups.

This evaluation seeks to understand whether the Standing Together (ST) peer-support groups, which took place between 2015 and 2017, impact on outcomes related to: loneliness and social isolation; emotional wellbeing; and meaningful activity.

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