The project will explore how we can make people easier to take the step from being involuntarily alone to take part in the opportunities of social community that exist in the city, We will also map the social arenas that exist, and examine what is missing to meet needs.


Many people suffer from involuntary loneliness in all age groups, which leads to both mental and physical illness. From a management perspective, involuntary loneliness also leads to extended contacts and increased risk of relapse and thus higher consumption of our services.


In-depth interviews with residents, surveys on dialogue Helsingborg and interviews with staff who meet alone in their work. The needs that are identified are included in workshops with staff, voluntary organizations and residents.

The project has now been granted funding to scale up over 2 years, 2022-2023.

Among other things, we have started with a chat café on Söder in Helsingborg where everyone is welcome to have coffee and talk with us or with each other.

Impact target

The fact that more people are in a social community, which has positive health effects and increased quality of life, reduces the need for a professional network

Resident involvement

Residents participate through Dialog Helsingborg, in-depth interviews and workshops

  • Driven by

    The social administration

  • Challenge

    How can we help people feel less lonely?

  • Category


  • Sector

    Mental Health, Social sustainability

  • Partners

    Skåne Region, Coordinating Association, The care and welfare administration


Name: Bitte Wikström
E-mail: bitte.wikstrom@helsingborg.se

Name: Charlotta Schön
E-mail: charlotta.schon@helsingborg.se