• Vincent La Placa University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
  • Charles Oham University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom




Loneliness, Mental Health, Young People, Research, Policy


This article reviews the current evidence base around loneliness; mental health, and young people, and the challenges identified in conducting research in this area. It then proceeds to consider the scope of further research and its impact upon policy and practice; in terms of inclusion of more enhanced theoretical frameworks; use of qualitative research and methodologies and impact of research upon policy and practice and enablement of more effective policies and interventions.


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How to Cite

Placa, V. L., & Oham, C. (2019). LONELINESS AND YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH DIFFICULTIES: EVIDENCE AND FURTHER RESEARCH. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 5(2), 1024–1039. https://doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2019.52.10241039