Loneliness and Isolation Awareness Training
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About the Event
This half day training programme has been designed for Practitioners who want to be able to take others though the full one day awareness training.
The one day awareness training is aimed at practitioners who either have little or no experience of working with young people that are experiencing feelings of loneliness or isolation, or those professionals who may be at the early stages of working with young people on these kinds of issues. Funded by the Co-operative Foundation, the programme has been developed by a range of partners who work in the youth sector and have experience of delivering projects specifically
focused on tackling youth loneliness and isolation.
Youth loneliness and isolation is a complex subject. This training programme does not provide a set of answers; it instead provides a structure to begin to explore, debate and discuss some of the core themes associated with feelings, thoughts and experiences of being, or becoming, lonely or isolated.
Through research in recent years, we are beginning to get an insight into the scale of youth loneliness and isolation, and the impact being lonely or isolated can have on individuals.
“Young people feel loneliness more intensely and more frequently than any other age group, new research has found. Two-fifths (40 per cent) of people aged 16-24 say they feel lonely often or very often.”
(BBC Loneliness Experiment, 2018)
Loneliness and isolation can be difficult and sensitive subjects; subjects that can feel overwhelming at times, but we can help young people begin to explore the issues, to start taking positive steps in their own lives, and even build the confidence and motivation to help others.