A SEMINAR to help bring an end to loneliness in the borough is set to take place.

The event will be held at St Michael’s Hall, Ribble Drive, Whitefield from 10am to 4pm on June 23.

Organised in partnership between Caritas, 42nd Street and Manchester Metropolitan University, the seminar is open to all members of the public.

Lead by MMU’s Dr James Duggan and 42nd Street’s CEO Simone Supray, the day will include talks, workshops and activities allowing people to share ideas and collectively create ways to end loneliness.

Event organiser and retired psychologist, Niell Watkins, said: “We have come together to raise awareness of loneliness and create action plans for helping lonely people.

“Loneliness leads to major health problems including heart disease, obesity, depression and even the suicides of five people in the borough in the last five months.”

“We want to catch it in the early stages so people can be aware of the problem and do something about it.”

Free places can be booked a eventbrite.co.uk.