Tending to the lonely body - or when 'social prescribing' might make a difference

As the government turns, piecemeal, to ‘social prescribing’ as a way of countering loneliness, I wrote this piece for the Guardian that emphasises the importance of the body as well as the mind. Tending to the body, I argue, is every bit as important as focusing on talking; after all, it is relatively recently that mind and body were conceived as separate states.