Written by Leanna Cox
Most people will feel lonely at some point in their lives. It’s a deeply personal experience that - in most cases - will thankfully pass. But for a growing number of people loneliness can define their lives and have a significant impact on their wellbeing.
Loneliness can affect anyone of any age and background - from an older person mourning the loss of a life partner to a young person who simply feels different and isolated from their friends. Furthermore, as our society continues to evolve, otherwise welcome advances can also increase the risk of loneliness. And we risk losing the warmth of human contact.