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Why are men so lonely? A podcast with UKCP

Listen to our 'Talking Therapies' podcast with the UKCP: The friendship crisis: Why are men so lonely?

by Psychologies

How important is friendship?

YouGov survey for Movember uncovered that 51% of respondents had two of fewer friends and one in eight men said they had no friends.

In this episode, UKCP psychotherapist Noel Bell sat down with Matt Nicholls from the UK Council for Psychotherapy, to find how important it is to have someone to turn to.

Noel says: ‘Polls and research would suggest that the older men are, and particularly those that are married, they’re more vulnerable to loneliness.’

Listen to the podcast

About the UKCP and how to find a therapist:

The UKCP: Alongside professional support for our members, we are the leading research, innovation, educational and regulatory body working to advance psychotherapies for the benefit of all. Our membership includes more than 8,000 therapists and 70 training and accrediting organisations. Members work privately, in public health or third-sector organisations, offering a range of approaches for couples, individuals, families and groups.

To find the right therapist, click here to access our directory and look at our Life Labs Channel of experts who may be able to help, or visit the UKCP's website to locate a therapist near you.

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