Anton is a clinical psychologist and a PhD candidate at Linköping University in Sweden. His thesis examines the effects of internet-based psychological treatments targeting loneliness and the diversity of psychiatric symptoms among people seeking help for their loneliness. He has previously worked within the Swedish psychiatric system in the treatment of substance dependence.
Anton Käll summarises a recent RCT of mindfulness training to reduce loneliness and increase social contact.
Ellie Pearce then shares her recent Wellcome Trust funded #ActiveIngredientsMH review, which looked into reducing loneliness as a potential active ingredient in both alleviating and preventing anxiety and depression in young people.[read the full story...]