One third of UK women are suffering from loneliness in lockdown, says new study

Lisa Spantig and Ben Etheridge, economists at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, found that the proportion of people experiencing at least one mental health issue has increased in both genders. Etheridge said: “Women are more likely to report multiple numbers of close friends.” Therefore, that - until recently - people were prevented from meeting members of a different household was likely to have led to a “decline in mental wellbeing”. Initially, the government allowed people to leave their homes once a day for local activity, and earlier last month sanctioned unlimited exercise.