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Triggers for Loneliness

That the Parliament notes the growing interest in dealing with the problem of loneliness, including in areas of the Highlands and Islands; notes the launch of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness; welcomes the publication of Trapped in a bubble: An Investigation into the Triggers for Loneliness in the UK by the British Red Cross and the Co-operative Group; notes the biological, psychological and behavioural impacts of loneliness; believes that the problem of loneliness requires a society-wide response, and notes the calls on the Scottish Government and others to take action on this issue.

Supported by: Monica Lennon, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Douglas Ross, Donald Cameron, Colin Beattie, Liam McArthur, Bob Doris, Edward Mountain, Kenneth Gibson, Claudia Beamish, Johann Lamont, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, John Mason, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Jackie Baillie, Alexander Burnett, Colin Smyth

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21/03/2017
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