12 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Who are the lonely in New Zealand?

From Sunday Morning, 8:13 am on 12 April 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown period has reinforced the notion that humans are a social species who are not designed to be alone. Yet more and more people are feeling isolated and lonely, especially those in the 15-24 age group. Victoria University PhD candidate Hannah Hawkins-Elder has worked extensively on the topic of loneliness.

Side view portrait of a sad single man looking down from a balcony of a house  with an urban background

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