Loneliness is increasingly known as a risk factor for premature mortality and something that we can all potentially do something about – also impacts mostly on 16 – 24 and over 65 age groups.

Health Education England’s Long Term Conditions and Prevention Programme has worked in partnership with e-Learning for Healthcare, Public Health England and the Campaign to End Loneliness to develop a new e-learning programme that highlights the impact of chronic loneliness as a serious health concern. 

The Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation programme also aims to show how health and social care staff and the wider public health workforce can recognise risk factors, risk groups and apply simple interventions that can make a positive impact.  

The programme supports the call to action from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness to “equip people with information about the potential triggers for loneliness and ensure they know where to go for support”.

More information about the e-learning, including access details is available on the Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation programme page.

HEE is also hosting a Tackling Loneliness webinar on 30 June (12-1pm) with an expert panel discussing the adverse impact on healthcare and stigma associated with loneliness and social isolation.  Questions can be submitted in advance and the links to join are below:

I would be grateful if you could share this with your networks and advise the programme is available via Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Sent on behalf of the Long Term Conditions and Prevention Programme

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