Training on loneliness

We know that loneliness can have a massive impact on your ability to motivate and retain staff. With more and more people experiencing loneliness – both at home and at work – and a change in ways of working, there are more challenges than ever affecting the ability of managers to create strong teams. 

We also recognise that with an increasing number of people experiencing loneliness, your customer-facing teams need to understand more about loneliness. You need to ensure that your services and products reach people who may find it difficult to engage with your service, and that staff know how to recognise if someone is experiencing chronic loneliness and where to signpost them for further support.

We provide a range of training options to suit the needs of you and your organisation. Get in touch to speak with a member of the team to discuss your training needs.  

 

Loneliness e-learning module

This self-directed online learning module is aimed at individuals who would like an overview of the causes and effects of loneliness, as well as practical tips for addressing loneliness. 

The module will take around 1 hour to complete from start to finish and covers: 

  • The difference between loneliness and social isolation
  • The causes and effects of loneliness 
  • Looking out for loneliness 
  • Addressing loneliness 

The e-learning module can be integrated into your organisation’s LMS system and the content can be adapted to suit the needs of your organisation and preferred topics related to loneliness and staff wellbeing. 

The cost of the Loneliness e-learning module is dependent on the number of participants and size of your organisation. 

Loneliness half-day course 

This interactive, half-day course is led by an experienced trainer from the Campaign to End Loneliness and can be facilitated in person or online. 

Drawing on our extensive expertise in the field of loneliness and connection, this course will increase your understanding of loneliness and equip you with the practical skills to take action on addressing loneliness in your workplace.

Participants will graduate from the course with an understanding of: 

  • The individual, subjective nature of loneliness 
  • The key triggers and risk factors of loneliness
  • The impact of loneliness on an individual and societal level
  • The psychology of loneliness 
  • How to measure loneliness effectively
  • How to apply this knowledge within your own organisation

We will work with you to tailor the content in a way that best meets the needs of your organisation, ensuring there are plenty of opportunities for colleagues to discuss and collaborate with each other on the issue of loneliness. 

The cost of the course is dependent on the number of participants and whether the course will be delivered online or in-person. 

Testimonials

“It’s a really great introduction into the mechanisms and risks of loneliness and starting to think about how it can be reduced.”

“The trainer led this beautifully. Their approach was gentle, inclusive and thought provoking. I was presented with aspects of loneliness that I had not previously considered/been aware of. It was great to meet others involved in this sphere, make connections and hopefully hear more in the future.”

“Enjoyed the course and the chance to meet up and discuss issues etc with colleagues. Facilitator was lovely and gave us a chance to chat about how things can be put into practice, reflect on conversations, and discuss how loneliness affects us in our workplace and personally.”

Training in practice

We recently delivered in-person training for NHS Property Services receptionists. Read more about our training in practice and how we work with organisations to deliver bespoke training.