Welcome to the PROFILE Training Module tool.

This manual is a useful tool that provides a theoretical and practical framework for those organizing a training module for professionals (e.g. nurses) and non-professionals (e.g. volunteers) to inform them about loneliness in the older and give them tools.

The manual consists of three parts covering different aspects of the issue of loneliness:

  • Part 1: A theoretical part on “what is loneliness”
  • Part 2: A practical part on “how to address loneliness in lonely people’’
  • Part 3: A reflection on practice, role and boundary demarcation

The first 2 parts are similar for both professionals and volunteers as trainees, while part 3 differs depending on their role, responsibilities and the context. Within this framework, a broad educational section has been created aimed at different sectors (“Guide”) that offers trainers different ideas and tips on how to create dynamic and interactive training.

You can also find 6 videos:

  • Two videos concerning a testimony of loneliness: there is a short and a long version that you can find here.
  • Four videos regarding (1) the presentation of our training module; (2) a presentation of what is loneliness; (3) a presentation of the correlations of loneliness; (4) a presentation of the interventions to address loneliness: here

How to use this tool?

To get started, make your selection of relevant content by using the checkboxes provided. You can choose multiple items. Once you've made your selection, click the download button to get all information in a PDF document.