Young People In England Are At The Epicenter Of Britain’s Loneliness Epidemic


Britain, alongside other wealthy nations, has a loneliness epidemic and it’s killing people. The UK government even appointed a loneliness minister to tackle the problem.

And contrary to assumptions about the problem being a consequence of aging, it seems that young people are at the heart of the crisis.

Data released by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week show that adults aged 16 to 24 years in England reported feeling lonely more often than those over 65.