The NIHR School for Public Health Research public mental health programme and the Loneliness & Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network (LSIMHRN) have launched a survey to identify how to tackle loneliness and social isolation in 16-25 year olds.
The team are inviting members of the public, practitioners, charities, those working in mental health services, policy makers and researchers to complete the survey.
The results of the survey will be used to identify research priorities to improve understanding and help to address loneliness and social isolation in 16 -25 year olds, also known as emerging adults. The survey findings will be used to develop interventions to address these issues with the aim to to prevent mental ill-health.
The team are particularly interested in developing approaches aimed at individuals who are not in education, employment or training (frequently referred to as NEET), who are at greater risk of mental ill-health.
The team will be holding an online workshop on 9 June to discuss the survey results in more detail and identify the key research priorities. This workshop will be open to members of the public, practitioners, charities, those working in mental health services, policy makers and researchers with an interest in mental health specifically loneliness and social isolation.
The survey will be open from 25 March until 31 May 2021. You can complete the survey here.