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12 August 2020 - 11:00am - 12 August 2020 - 12:00pm
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Add to Calendar 2020-08-12 11:00:00 2020-08-12 12:00:00 Dialogue & Debate: Youth & Loneliness This Dialogue & Debate webinar from Cumberland Lodge provides a platform to talk candidly about the risks of loneliness and its mental health implications for young people today.  In discussing these issues, we hope to raise awareness of the support provided by the Government, charities and the education sector, to help young people who might be affected. Everyone is welcome to join, by registering here to take part on Zoom. Our guest panellists include: - Jonny Benjamin MBE – Mental Health Campaigner - Tim Leech - CEO, WaveLength  - Dr Farhana Mann - Psychiatrist; Wellcome Clinical Research Training Fellow This webinar is chaired by Cumberland Lodge Scholar, Alex Blower.  How to join You can join this webinar on Zoom, as a non-video participant, and interact with the panel via our live Q&A. Please register in advance, using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TG7o3iEzQKmlmvWLQ_ZYmg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details of how to join the webinar live. We will also be streaming the webinar on our Facebook page and on this website. Key themes of discussion The physical and emotional transition between childhood and adulthood is a challenging one for most young people, as they seek to forge their own identities in a rapidly changing world, whilst facing difficult decisions regarding their education, careers and relationships. For young adults today, the pandemic presents significant threats, which add more pressures into the mix, about their individual futures, as well as the future of their communities and the planet. Evidence suggests young people could be worst hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. Latest official figures show that currently about 408,000 people aged 18-24 are currently unemployed in the UK. Many students are also facing the disappointing and daunting challenge of studying and attending university ‘virtually’, with social-distancing measures in place. These developments are likely to have a detrimental impact on their social lives and wellbeing. In the midst of these challenges, it is likely that many young adults are experiencing a heightened sense of uncertainty and isolation. Recent research from the University of Exeter has revealed that teenagers and young adults are just as likely as older people to experience serious levels of loneliness, yet this is not widely understood or talked about. Most discussions about loneliness focus on older age-groups. In this webinar, we explore how culture and personality can affect who is most at risk, and we discuss practical advice for equipping young people with the tools to combat solitude and adjust to new ways of learning and working virtually. We also question what more could be done to accelerate progress towards a future in which young people feel a shared sense of solidarity and value. Other webinars in this series For email alerts about upcoming webinars in this series, please follow us on social media or sign up for our Dialogue & Debate alerts here. You can watch all our Dialogue & Debate webinars on the Read, Watch, Listen pages on this website, or listen to the audio-only versions on SoundCloud here. Online (virtual event) info@cumberlandlodge.org.uk Europe/London public
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Key themes of discussion

The physical and emotional transition between childhood and adulthood is a challenging one for most young people, as they seek to forge their own identities in a rapidly changing world, whilst facing difficult decisions regarding their education, careers and relationships.

For young adults today, the pandemic presents significant threats, which add more pressures into the mix, about their individual futures, as well as the future of their communities and the planet.

Evidence suggests young people could be worst hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. Latest official figures show that currently about 408,000 people aged 18-24 are currently unemployed in the UK. Many students are also facing the disappointing and daunting challenge of studying and attending university ‘virtually’, with social-distancing measures in place. These developments are likely to have a detrimental impact on their social lives and wellbeing.

In the midst of these challenges, it is likely that many young adults are experiencing a heightened sense of uncertainty and isolation. Recent research from the University of Exeter has revealed that teenagers and young adults are just as likely as older people to experience serious levels of loneliness, yet this is not widely understood or talked about. Most discussions about loneliness focus on older age-groups.

In this webinar, we explore how culture and personality can affect who is most at risk, and we discuss practical advice for equipping young people with the tools to combat solitude and adjust to new ways of learning and working virtually. We also question what more could be done to accelerate progress towards a future in which young people feel a shared sense of solidarity and value.

Other webinars in this series

For email alerts about upcoming webinars in this series, please follow us on social media or sign up for our Dialogue & Debate alerts here.

You can watch all our Dialogue & Debate webinars on the Read, Watch, Listen pages on this website, or listen to the audio-only versions on SoundCloud here.

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