PSYC 335: Addressing Young Adult Loneliness

How might we activate North Vancouver community centres to address loneliness and isolation among young adults?

Term: Spring 2020
Department: Psychology
Course: Feelings and Emotions (PSYC 335)
Instructor: Janet Waters
Staff contact: Karen Pighin (North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission)

Students developed ideas for activities that could help foster connection between people, and address loneliness and depression, especially among young adults who are underrepresented at North Vancouver community centres.

City Strategy and Goal Area:

  • Council Strategic Plan 2018
    • A City for People is welcoming, inclusive, safe, accessible and supports the health and well-being of all.
  • Official Community Plan 2014
    • Goal 3.2: Safeguard the community and protect life, property and the environment
      • 3.2.1 Promote a supportive, safe and vibrant community that contributes to the well-being of its residents, and allows young people to grow and develop in an environment free of violence, abuse, discrimination, and inequity;