Connecting individuals and communities

Different approaches to connecting people and preventing social isolation and loneliness.

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Community-related research and practice

Research and good practice about improving the health and wellbeing of communities

Befriending, mentoring and peer support

Befriending, mentoring and peer support schemes have been shown to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of a range of groups, but particularly those who are at risk of social isolation, social exclusion and mental health problems.

Social prescribing

Social prescribing is an intervention that moves away from the medical model of recovery and links patients with non-medical support within their community.

Local Area Coordination

How Local Area Coordination can support people to pursue their vision for a good life and build stronger communities

Research briefing

Preventing loneliness and social isolation: interventions and outcomes.