Loneliness and Social Isolaton
As our normal social interactions are restricted during what is already a difficult time, many of us will be feeling the effects of feeling cut off from our family and friends. If you are feeling lonely at this time, continue to reach out to your loved ones via alternative methods such as the telephone and video calls. If you are struggling with loneliness, see below for sources of support.
- The British Red Cross provide support and information on loneliness, and have a Coronavirus SupportLine if you are feeling lonely and want to speak to someone between 10am and 6pm every day 0808 196 3651
- The Mental Health Foundation have information and tips for what to do if you are feeling lonely or want to help somebody else who is feeling lonely.
- NHS Every Mind Matters have practical tips to help you if you are feeling lonely, and information on Wellbeing Audio Guides, online communities and peer-support groups.