Loneliness is a "growing threat to public health" as the Welsh Government launches a national conversation on how to tackle the problem.
Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Social Care, has said "loneliness and isolation" needs to be tackled. One in five people in Wales experience loneliness, with young people most likely to be affected.
The Welsh Government's proposed approach to loneliness is to focus on early intervention. The new proposals will focus on key areas including, skills and employability, housing, social care, mental health, and early years.