Coping With Loneliness & Isolation


Loneliness and isolation can be difficult and challenging experiences, and they can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. In this workshop, employees will learn about the causes and effects of loneliness and isolation, as well as strategies for coping with these

Through practical exercises and group discussions, participants will have the opportunity to develop their own coping mechanisms, and to create a toolkit of resources to support them in reducing social isolation and increasing connectedness.

Topics to be covered

  • The definition and effects of loneliness and isolation 
  • Common causes of loneliness and isolation, including social isolation, changes in life circumstances, and health issues 
  • Coping mechanisms for loneliness, including social support, activities that promote well-being, and seeking professional help 
  • Interventions for social isolation, including seeking out new social connections, joining groups or clubs, and using technology to stay connected 
  • The development of a resource toolkit to facilitate increased connectedness and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. This toolkit includes actionable practical steps, links to relevant information, online support groups and resources for finding professional help. 

Practical Exercises

included in 90-min, 3hr and 7hr sessions.

    1. Participants will work in small groups to identify their own coping mechanisms for loneliness and strategies for reducing social isolation
    2. Participants will also have the opportunity to create their own toolkit of resources to support them in these areas