Mental Health Awareness Week: Tackling the loneliness epidemic in the wake of the Covid pandemic

by Judy Laing, University of Bristol Law School

A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ’.

John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America.


Mental Health Awareness week this year is focusing on loneliness. As the Chair of the Mental Health Foundation explains, loneliness is a ‘significant public health issue’ and ‘remains one of the key indicators of poor mental health’. (more…)