Mental Health

Here's why making phone calls can be great for young people's wellbeing

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Trust is enhanced through positive conversation. Image: Pexels/Uriel Mont

Andrea Wigfield
Professor Applied Social and Policy Research; Director, Centre for Loneliness Studies,, Sheffield Hallam University
Antonia Ypsilanti
Associate Professor in Cognitive Psychology/ Psychobiology, Sheffield Hallam University
Caron Carter
Senior Lecturer in Chilhood and Early Years Education, Sheffield Hallam University
Jan Gurung
Researcher in Centre for Loneliness Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
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Calling someone can alleviate loneliness and help young people reconnect with others. Image: Unsplash/Kev Costello

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Phone calls with a friend or relative can help regulate our nervous system, research has found. Image: Pexels/ Andrea Piacquadio


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