‘A lack of meaningful connection’: Young people seek to break stigma of loneliness in lockdown

‘You can get really trapped within your own thoughts’

Monday 12 April 2021 09:30
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Young people under the age of 25 have reported feelings of loneliness during the coronavirus lockdown
Young people under the age of 25 have reported feelings of loneliness during the coronavirus lockdown

The experience of loneliness was especially pronounced for young people during lockdown, according to research an first-hand accounts told to The Independent.

The sudden loss of connection to people was jarring, having gone from being surrounded by peers to being “stuck” indoors in a matter of days.

New data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that levels of loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic were higher in areas where there are higher concentrations of young people.

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