Loneliness is a significant challenge for many people in Aotearoa New Zealand, and especially so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy Director and WSP Fellow Holly Walker investigated policy approaches to helping minimise the negative effects of loneliness.
This work includes a submission to the Interim Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, an article in the journal Policy Quarterly, and two research reports.
This research was produced as part of our partnership with WSP New Zealand.
Still Alone Together
How loneliness changed in Aotearoa in 2020 and what it means for public policy.