Loneliness and social connection: Video learning resources

Published: 09/06/2024

The issues and causes around loneliness and social connection have significant implications for mental health, quality of life, physical health, and overall wellbeing. Addressing loneliness is an essential component of effective and compassionate care or support.

Loneliness and social isolation are significant issues that have wide-ranging impacts on people and society. By understanding the complex nature of loneliness and social isolation, practitioners can better develop and tailor their practice to ensure that the children, families and adults that they are working with are able to access the right support.

These videos below consider:

  • What is loneliness? 

  • How we might consider the importance of relationships and social connection as part of social care practice. 

  • How we can respond effectively to loneliness.

These resources were developed from a webinar facilitated by Gerry Nosowska on Loneliness and social connection: Good practice now and in the future. 

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Relationships and effective direct work | Emotionally intelligent practice supervision | Developing excellent practitioners | Person-centred practice | Effective assessments and outcome based support planning | The role of social workers | Direct work with individuals and families | Relationship-based practice supervision

CQC - Caring | Effective

PCF - Diversity and equality | Intervention and skills | Knowledge

RCOT - Understanding relationship | Service users | Develop intervention | Communication