How can we help people feel less lonely?
Health

How can we help people feel less lonely?

Those who have close relationships have the best mental and physical health, and they live longer.

Social isolation is as dangerous to health as having an unhealthy lifestyle. Loneliness leads to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease or suffering a stroke or dementia. The risk of developing mental illnesses also increases. How can we find new ways to fight involuntary loneliness? During the ongoing pandemic with restrictions for the elderly, the challenges have increased.

Contact: bitte.wikstrom@helsingborg.se

Focal points

Read more about driving forces behind this challenge in the city's trend and environment analysis. The focal points are described trends in Helsingborg's immediate surroundings that affect the challenge differently.

Global Goals

This challenge relates to Sustainable Development Goal: