Loneliness: the public health challenge of our time

Document type
Policy briefing
Corporate author(s)
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation
Date of publication
12 December 2017
Mental health services, Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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New data commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland shows that a quarter of Scottish adults aged 65+ experience depression when they are lonely. This policy briefing focuses on loneliness among older people, and explores the connection between loneliness and mental health. It also provides key recommendations to government and society.

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