The themes of this challenge focus on understanding the issues of student loneliness and mental health, the impact of Covid-19, and identifying solutions and interventions to prevent, support and reduce loneliness and mental health issues of students while at university.
This guide highlights a range of resources to explore these challenges.
Use Library Search to find loneliness and mental health related book and journal content from a range of full text resources.
You can search for broad topics like loneliness and browse by date to see the latest publications Or you can run more focused topic searches on things such as the impact of social media
Here are some sample searches - but try some some of your own.
Top Tip! Refine your search results to online results only whilst you are researching away from the Library
Pitman A; Mann F; Johnson S
Coping with loneliness at university: A qualitative interview study with students in the UK
Vasileiou, Konstantina; Barnett, Julie; Barreto, Manuela; Vines, John; Atkinson, Mark; Long, Kiel; Bakewell, Lyndsey; Lawson, Shaun; Wilson, Michael
Learn about the work of the Loneliness Lab project which was set up to accelerate action towards making London a less lonely city to live in for many people.
Read all about the projects and download the Playbook for lots of insights, including a Hack Your Halls project to look at changing student accommodation to support mental health and combat loneliness.