Combatting isolation and loneliness

Wednesday 8th May 11:05 - 11:45

In 2018 the Government published its first Loneliness Strategy for England, ‘A Connected Society’ – marking a commitment to reduce the risk of loneliness and strengthen social connections. Loneliness effects all parts of society and is said to effect 9 million people in the UK.

Physical activity has the power to reduce individual and community isolation, bring people together and reduce feelings of loneliness. It is clear that physical activity such as group exercise and team sports provide much needed social connections and feelings of togetherness important in reducing loneliness.

Chair:
Eddie Brocklesby, Director at Silverfit


The role of group exercise in combatting loneliness - creating interventions which make a difference

Speaker:
Eddie Brocklesby, Director at Silverfit

Netball and WI case study

Speaker:
Dr Andrew Brinkley PhD, Research Associate, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at NCSEM, Loughborough University