The links between loneliness and mental ill-health are well-established.
In 2018 the BBC conducted a “Loneliness Experiment”, concerning which there are three radio broadcast episodes :
Episode 1: 55,000 people completed the BBC Loneliness Experiment. Claudia Hammond reveals the results and discovers the loneliest times of life and the top solutions in tackling loneliness.
Episode 2: How does social media and friendship influence the development of loneliness? Claudia Hammond analyses the results of the BBC Loneliness Experiment.
Episode 3: How does loneliness impact health, and can society change to help decrease loneliness? Claudia Hammond looks at cultural influences and finds out about England’s new strategy.