A COMMUNITY group will host an interactive session which explains how to prevent loneliness in Swindon tonight.

The Make Someone Welcome training session at Savernake Street Social Hall will offer ideas on how to reach out to the lonely and vulnerable in society, make them feel welcome, and get them involved in community activities.

People who are passionate and enthusiastic about community work can come along to the free event which will be full of ideas and conversation on how to create happier and more engaged community spaces.

Research and projects in other towns indicates that increasing social connections can have a beneficial effect on people's mental health.

The event will be run by Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living and lasts from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Book a place via the link on the social hall's facebook page.