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Dr. Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, author and keynote speaker, who is a leading advocate for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives, workplaces and educational system.

He has spent much of his career providing young people with actionable steps to improve their emotional wellbeing. According to Dr Guy Winch emotional wellbeing is just as crucial as physical health, and loneliness is damaging to both.

“While loneliness used to be associated with adults in old age, today, it is affecting the young, especially among the ages of 18-35. …There needs to be a step change to encourage and empower people to proactively seek meaningful connections as part of their daily lives to tackle feelings of hidden loneliness and improve mental and physical wellbeing.”

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Now, he has partnered with Lipton to introduce 15 minutes of quality connection as a smart metric for fighting hidden loneliness. He argues spending time to connect with someone on a deeper level can have a great impact on our emotional and physical health. 


Friendship Bench® is an evidence-based intervention to enhance mental well-being and improve quality of life through the use of problem solving therapy, delivered by trained lay health workers.

Lipton is pleased to partner with Friendship Bench®, because we believe every one should have someone to open up to. 

Together, in August 2019 we have started our pilot program by bringing peer to peer mental health support to our employees and their families of the Unilever Tea Estate of Kericho, Kenya.

Learn more about the Friendship Bench® and evidence based talk therapy in a TED talk, delivered by the founder Dr. Dixon Chibanda here.

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