Why is it so hard to admit to being lonely?

Loneliness is an emotion that most of us will experience at some stage in our lives. While it is often associated with the elderly or isolated, loneliness can still be felt in a relationship or group and can have profound effects on physical and mental health. Professor Roger O’Sullivan of the Institute of Public Health tells Sorcha Pollak why loneliness should be a top political priority and what measures must be put in place to address it. We also hear from Assistant News Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, Eimear McGovern, who shares her experiences of loneliness following a move away from family and friends.

Produced by Suzanne Brennan and Jennifer Ryan.

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