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Approaches to counter loneliness and social isolation

27 August 2015

Nursing Older People

CPD

Social isolation and loneliness are significant threats for older people and may be associated with mental and physical health problems. This article revisits what...

Facial affect recognition and mental health

10 July 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Not being able to accurately detect and respond to the emotions conveyed in the facial expressions of others is a significant issue for many people with mental...

Reducing social isolation in a rural community through participation in creative arts projects

26 November 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This article reports the initial findings from the evaluation of four creative arts projects involving groups of older people living in a rural community. The...

Life worth living

01 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Feature

Older people, especially those with long-term conditions, can become socially isolated. One trust has tackled the problem using volunteers.

Dying for a drink

13 October 2009

Nursing Standard

Feature

Older people who are socially isolated are at risk of alcohol misuse. But the problem tends not to be noticed as they drink alone at home.

Positive action

20 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Cover stories

Working with HIV-positive children and their families is immensely rewarding for award-winning nurse Juliet Houghton. But the job requires huge efforts to protect...

Playground attraction

28 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

One residents’ association has provided a novel way for older people to get some exercise – and have fun while they are doing it.

Social integration in mental health rehabilitation services: new roles to enhance effectiveness and sustainability

29 October 2018

Mental Health Practice

new roles

This article gives an overview of an innovative mental health worker role in an inpatient mental health rehabilitation team. It describes how the role was developed...