Loneliness and Social Isolation in Today’s World

Categories: Events Tags: Mental Health

Event Date:
November 17, 2021 – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Loneliness and Social Isolation in Today’s World

November 17, 2021, at noon – Register Here

Despite living in a world with instant electronic access to friends, family, and all manner of online social networks, the rates of reported loneliness and social isolation have been steadily increasing. Loneliness and social isolation substantially impact not only psychological well-being but physical health as well. Loneliness is now considered a health risk factor on par with cigarette smoking. This training will address the possible reasons for loneliness and identify actions participants can take to increase their emotional connection with others and decrease the risk of social isolation.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the psychological and physical impact of loneliness and social isolation
  • Describe potential causes for loneliness
  • Identify the fundamentals of satisfying personal relationships
  • Describe ways to enhance emotional connection with others
  • Describe strategies to reduce social isolation

Online Resources

  • Be sure to look at the myhealth.uncc.edu calendar to find more upcoming events coordinated by the Employee Health & Wellness Committee.
  • Find 30+ past workshops that you may have missed or wanted to watch again on the HR Lunch & Learn website. After clicking the workshop link, register for the workshop to go straight to the video.

These Charlotte Lunch & Learns are coordinated by the Employee Health & Wellness Committee and the Human Resources Department.