. PSHEeducation | Loneliness linked to an impact on emotional health

Today there is a report out about loneliness suggesting loneliness contributes to health problems and affects mortality. The report says there is an increasing problem of loneliness and that it should be tackled by creating maps to show where older people are more likely to be at risk. This BBC News report out today once again highlights the problems of loneliness and is closely linked to their report on 2.4.15 discussing the implications of loneliness on emotional health across all ages.
"The emotional problems associated with loneliness have long been acknowledged, but now there is evidence that being lonely has an impact on overall health. Researchers found that lonely people are more likely to be heavy drinkers, smokers and overweight."[For the full reports go to BBC News]