"The increase of people relating primarily to their social networks digitally that I think a lot of people are spending a lot more time isolated and we know that's bad for mental health, we know it's bad for physical health".
"I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones - people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with".
The prime minister announced Wednesday that Tracey Crouch, who is the undersecretary for sport and civil society in the culture ministry, would lead a governmentwide group to build on Cox's legacy and establish policies on the issue. For 3.6 million people aged 65 or older, it found, television is considered the main form of company.
Sir Michael said he felt men were more liable to loneliness than woman because they found it harder to be sociable.
The Jo Cox commission is named after Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox, who was a prominent advocate for tackling the issue of loneliness in the country.Читайте также: App Downloads in India Grew 215 Percent in 2017: App Annie
A former United States surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review past year arguing that loneliness needed addressing in the workplace.
It could be associated, he wrote, "with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression and anxiety".
Among those who are disabled or take care of the disabled, loneliness is particularly stark, research suggests.
More than half of all disabled people in the United Kingdom experience loneliness, with it being more prominent among younger individuals.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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