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Loneliness and community mental health

Melvin Bradley (MhIST (Mental Health Independent Support Team), Bolton, UK)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 5 August 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

In this paper I will discuss loneliness in the community.

Design/methodology/approach

Finding a non-medical way to support people who feel lonely is really important. Many will never have considered joining groups of identity like the offer briefly discussed.

Findings

In future community mental health features, the author will consider topics such as community mental health advocacy, debt, benefits and finance, housing and self-help.

Originality/value

In this column, the author briefly considers the concepts of loneliness, social isolation and solitude; review some research; and offer ideas about how help may be given in community settings.

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Citation

Bradley, M. (2022), "Loneliness and community mental health", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-07-2022-0045

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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