C7: Life is for living! Population based approaches can beat involuntary loneliness

Tuesday 21 June 2022 | 15:00-16:00

Format: Workshop
Stream: Population and Public Health

To have friends and a social context is a basic human need. The pandemic has raised the need to work across community and health care borders to reduce involuntary loneliness.

Join an interactive session that takes a population based approach to how we can beat involuntary loneliness. Meet the End Loneliness network, a national non-religious and politically independent non-profit association working to prevent loneliness and promote social well-being. Local examples of cross-sectional collaboration will be presented. Join the movement that beats involuntary loneliness!

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance the ability to use health promoting and population based approaches to tackle the involuntary loneliness challenge

  • Develop strategies for establishing cross-sectional networks

Jesper Ekberg, The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and Region Jönköping County; Sweden

Kerstin Thelander, Stop Involuntary Lonliness (NSOE); Sweden

Ejja Häman Aktell, Skellefteå municipality; Sweden

Elin Zetterberg; Sweden

Maria Pahlberg; Sweden