A project organised by five charities is aiming to highlight the dangers of being lonely, which they say is as hazardous to health as smoking or obesity. The Campaign to End Loneliness is being run by Age UK Oxfordshire, Counsel And Care, Independent Age and the WRVS, could target older people who have chosen not to find a care home. According to a Yougov survey, less than one in five people are aware than loneliness is a potential health risk. Andrew Barnett, Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation said: "Loneliness is something which affects us all but older people are particularly vulnerable to becoming isolated, through loss of friends and family, loss of mobility or reduction in income." Meanwhile, researchers from Insert and INRA and collaborators in Spain found that those who lack omega-3 in their diets are more likely to exhibit depressive behaviours.Find the nearest Barchester nursing home.