What is loneliness?
To give participants an introduction to the concept of (youth) loneliness and identify and articulate what loneliness means to them.
By the end of this activity participants will be able to:
- Define what loneliness means
- Compare the difference between loneliness and aloneness
Here are some guidance to support the participants
Part 1: What is loneliness?
What is loneliness
Before the activity begins
Break out groups
Support for the discussion
Part 2: What is aloneness
Ask the group
The facilitator will ask the following questions as a discussion:
Part 3: Videos on aloneness and loneliness
Videos on aloneness and loneliness
Positive exploration of aloneness
If you are lonely, you are not alone
Part 4: Re–visiting & finisher
What can we do to help?
Two questions to ask participants to reflect on:
- What is loneliness?
- What is the difference between loneliness and aloneness?
The evaluation that we recommend for this activity is the Target Evaluation