The Community Navigator Study: a feasibility randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase community connections and reduce loneliness for people with complex anxiety or depression

@inproceedings{LloydEvans2017TheCN,
  title={The Community Navigator Study: a feasibility randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase community connections and reduce loneliness for people with complex anxiety or depression},
  author={Brynmor Lloyd-Evans and Jessica K Bone and Anna Charalambous and Glyn Lewis and Jo Billings and Johanna Frerichs and Kate Fullarton and Rebecca Jones and Sonia Johnson},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Loneliness is associated with poor health outcomes at all ages, including shorter life expectancy and greater risk of developing depression. People with mental health problems are particularly vulnerable to loneliness and, for those with anxiety or depression, loneliness is associated with poorer outcomes. Interventions which support people to utilise existing networks and access new social contact are advocated in policy but there is little evidence regarding their effectiveness… CONTINUE READING
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