Ways to Combat Loneliness

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Weeks this year is Loneliness.

We have put together a few signposts that might help you, or someone you know, to combat feelings of loneliness.

Help and advice on how to cope with loneliness and improve your mental health can be found by visiting the hosts of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation. Click HERE for free access to all of their resources and information.

Leading Mental Health charity, Mind, have comprehensive information of loneliness available for all, on their website.

Click this link to read about tips for everyday living with loneliness:

mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/loneliness/about-loneliness/

NHS England have information for those who are feeling lonely as well as some ideas to help improve how you are feeling.

Click this link to read more from the NHS on loneliness:

nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/feeling-lonely/

The Campaign to End Loneliness believe that people of all ages need connections that matter. There are nine million lonely people in the UK who lack the friendship and support we all need. Their vision is that everyone can live a life free from chronic loneliness. Hosted by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, supported by National Lottery funding, the EU Interregional Fund, as well as other Trusts.

campaigntoendloneliness.org/the-facts-on-loneliness/

Mental health Foundation resources.

Tips and advice to help you cope with feelings of loneliness and isolation. Written with care, for you, by young people.

mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/unlock-loneliness/15-tips

Mental Health Foundation resources.

This guide is aimed at students aged 16+, it explores loneliness and the links to mental health and provides tips for students together with ideas of how to get involved and raise awareness in communities, at school, college or university.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/student-guide-loneliness

A piece from Psychology Today on Loneliness.

psychologytoday.com/gb/basics/loneliness

RightMind Therapy & Training have a team of counsellors and psychotherapists available to support you and help you to understand more about the feelings of loneliness that you might have.

Please reach out to us today by emailing contact@rightmind.co.uk

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