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Lost Touch: How a Year Without Hugs Affects Our Mental Health

"Humans are designed to touch and be touched – which is why so many who live on their own have suffered during the pandemic"

Touch has a huge impact on our psychological and physical well-being, and for many, the lack of social contact is taking an extremely negative toll on their mental health. In fact, a recent survey of 40,000 people from 112 countries, found that the three most common words used to describe touch were: “comforting”, “warm” and “love”. So without these key emotions, it's easy to see why so many of us are suffering.

Loneliness has surged, and with the lockdown set to stay for a long while ahead, more of us will suffer from depression. But, with millions across Britain living on their own, how will we combat this mental health crisis? Find out more by checking out this article by The Guardian

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