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Loneliness and Reconnection guide

Download our a brief, practical guide for parents, teachers and practitioners about what loneliness is and what help can be found.

These guidelines were developed by Dr Maria Loades who leads the Lab for Adolescent Mood Problems within the Child Mental Health and Development research group, together with Dr Ola Demkowicz and Professor Pamela Qualter from the University of Manchester, and Professor Roz Shafran from University College London.

These guidelines, aimed at those who support young people, including parents/caregivers and teachers:

  • summarise the signs of loneliness
  • the impact of Covid-19 related lockdowns
  • things that can help

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