RECOVER: Loneliness and social isolation

During the pandemic, many researchers were, and still are, working far away from family and friends, with others are not able to return to work yet. Feelings of loneliness and isolation may affect you directly, your peers, or anyone you supervise/manage. The resources and stories below offer insights, support and ideas on dealing with isolation in continually challenging times. 


[Page last updated 09 June 2021]


Dr Alexandra Pitman is an Associate Professor at the UCL Division of Psychiatry and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Here she shares her insights from studying loneliness and social isolation, and how they connect to mental health. 

Dr Pitman is also the joint lead of the Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Network  - a research network that brings together many different perspectives on this topic. The 'Support and Advice' page shares resources of support and advice around loneliness, social isolation and mental health.

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