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Lonely millennials more likely to have mental health problems

LONELY young adults are more likely to have mental health problems, to have self-harmed or attempted suicide, and use technology compulsively, new research has shown.

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Fears for city’s isolated after end of £6m loneliness project

FEARS HAVE been raised that vulnerable isolated people could be left without support once funding for a £6m loneliness project runs out.

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Claire Throssell chats with Jean Leadbeater at the tea party held at the Holiday Inn in Barnsley. Picture Scott Merrylees

Campaigning parents united by grief support tea party that has brought joy to hundreds of lonely people

A MOMENT captured between two mothers who share an unimaginable pain - but who are both turning their pain into fight, to make the world a better place.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, at the launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

Jo Cox Foundation will continue to ‘push for change’ on loneliness

The sister of tragic MP Jo Cox has urged the Government to make good on its promises to tackle the scourge of loneliness, as the minister leading the charge spent a second day in Yorkshire meeting those at the front end of tackling isolation.

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Watch: Loneliness 'won't be solved overnight' says minister on Yorkshire fact-finding trip

The loneliness minister has stressed the problem will “not be solved overnight” as she choose Yorkshire for her first fact finding tour, meeting those at the sharp end of isolation.
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Young people are more lonely than those in older age groups, wide-ranging Government loneliness study finds

Young people are more lonely than those in older age groups, and women report feeling lonely more often than men, new Government data has shown.
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Tracey Crouch, who was appointed minister for loneliness in January. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Loneliness minister to visit Yorkshire hubs where volunteers fill the gaps left by austerity cuts

LONELINESS Minister Tracey Crouch will be in West Yorkshire tomorrow, to see first hand how volunteers and community groups have been left to fill the gaps left in services for vulnerable people by funding cuts.

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Police officers on patrol as MPs consider new laws to 'protect the protectors' from assault.

The Yorkshire Post says: Time to protect the protectors. 6,000 reasons to back law change

THE landmark ‘Protect the Protectors’ Bill passing through Parliament should not be about party politics.

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Powerless women set to benefit from aid fund in Jo Cox’s name

Aid money will be given to help powerless women in poor countries build better lives in memory of murdered Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox, the International Development Secretary has announced.

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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was chosen by NHS England to provide the new service for the North.

Leeds NHS trust to provide veterans mental health service for the North

A new mental health service supporting military veterans is being launched in Leeds to tackle a sharp rise in referrals.

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Artwork by 16-year-old Felicity, commissioned to illustrate Manchester Metropolitan University's new report into Youth Loneliness,  Loneliness Connects Us

Social media and poverty can increase youth loneliness, study finds

Social media and poverty can increase loneliness in young people - making them feel awkward and anxious, new research has found.

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Claire Day with specially trained 'dementia dogs' at Barnsley Day Centre's dementia group.Picture Scott Merrylees

How huskies are “touching the hearts” of dementia sufferers

A FAMILY of specially trained woolly huskies who show empathy to those around them are being used to help people with dementia, terminal illness, and long-term health conditions across Yorkshire and beyond.

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Michelle Beckett at the launch event

Harrogate campaigner launches first-ever All Party Parliamentary group on ADHD

A Harrogate campaigner has succeeded in launching the first-ever All Party Parliamentary Group on ADHD.

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Theresa May praises Post for fight on lonely - as new minister admits there is no ‘quick fix’

THE NEW loneliness minister has admitted there will be no quick fix to tackling the “phenomenal” challenge of loneliness - as Prime Minister Theresa May commended The Yorkshire Post on its “vital” campaign to tackle the issues.

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Tracey Crouch, the newly appointed loneliness minister, in her office in Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport''''Photo by Geoff Pugh/REX/Shutterstock

The Big Interview: Loneliness Minister Tracey Crouch on the ‘phenomenal’ challenge ahead

Four years on from the launch of the Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic campaign, The Yorkshire Post speaks exclusively to the newly appointed Minister for Loneliness, Tracey Crouch

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Christine Cribb, Head of Volunteering at SSAFA

‘Urgent’ appeal to help Yorkshire’s lonely veterans in civilian life

AN URGENT appeal has been issued to help Yorkshire’s lonely veterans transition into civilian life.

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Tracey Crouch, who has been appointed minister for loneliness. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency

THE APPOINTMENT of a Minister for Loneliness is testament to the “tenacity and determination” of the late Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, the politician who now represents her constituency said.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater, centre, with MPs Rachel Reeves and Seema Kennedy, launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission at a special event in Batley in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

PM appoints Minister for Loneliness following Jo Cox report

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May will set out how the Government will tackle the “sad reality” of loneliness in modern life - and has started by appointing a minister to create the UK’s first ever strategy on the issue.

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St Mary's Hospital in Armley, which has now been revealed as the proposed site for the new 13m unit.

Revealed: Proposed site in Leeds for new £13m mental health unit

The proposed site for a new £13m unit in Leeds - supporting young people with complex mental health issues - has been revealed.
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Watch: Bradford filmmaker explores the lives of the lonely in new documentary

A young Bradford filmmaker who was moved by research highlighting the devastating reach of loneliness will have her film shown to community groups and on big screens in her home city to show those affected that they are not alone.

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