Loneliness and social isolation

Local social groups and clubs

There are things which you can do to avoid feeling lonely and isolated. Try these tips and don’t ever suffer in silence:

  • reach out to others
    Phone, text or email – there are plenty of ways you can get in contact with friends and family
  • join in
    Find local groups in your area and try something new
  • get out and about
    Being outdoors in the fresh air will make you feel brighter, if you struggle with mobility there are people and organisations who can help you
  • invite people over
    Even if it is just for a cuppa and a chat – talking to fellow human beings is a good thing to do
  • plan your time
    Have activities and experiences to look forward to; this will help you to feel more positive and increase self-worth

Page last reviewed: 11 July 2022

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