Health Education England e-learning for Healthcare (HEE e-lfh) has worked in partnership with HEE, 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.”
Programme sessions will enable learners to understand the potential negative health outcomes of loneliness and social isolation, have conversations with people to detect if they are at risk and know how to refer or signpost those identified as at risk. More information about the programme, including access details, is available on the Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation programme page.