This report was produced by Oxfordshire Community Foundation using community mapping and reporting tool Local Insight. It will look at a few social issues that affect many of Oxfordshire’s population. These are linked to mental health and wellbeing, in particular loneliness and isolation.
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns are in danger of creating an epidemic of loneliness across Oxfordshire. Many more individuals are becoming isolated and experiencing loneliness, in addition to those who were seriously affected by these issues previously. Charities and support agencies are seeing a rise in mental health issues.