Loneliness

We can all feel lonely.

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, worksheets, videos, organisations and service in East Lothian on what loneliness is, how you can manage it and start to connect with yourself and others.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand the cause and symptoms of loneliness.

Loneliness factsheet from Mind         

The facts on loneliness from Campaign to End Loneliness

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information to help you, or someone close to you,  who is feeling lonely.

A three-step process to feeling less lonely from the Marmalade Trust

3 ways to support older people experiencing loneliness, depression and anxiety from Age UK

8 Ways to Overcome Loneliness’ by Tchiki Davis from Psychology Today          

How Not to Feel Lonely: 50 Science-Backed Tips Everyone Should Read’ by  Gina Ryder at The Healthy

5 ways to deal with loneliness’ by Wendy Wisner from The Talkspace Voice

10 ways to take action on loneliness from Nuffield Health

Guide to feeling lonely from NHS UK

Articles and publications from the Mental Health foundation about lonelinessIs Chronic Loneliness Real?’ by Crystal Raypol at Healthline

Worksheets

Here are some worksheets and activities you can try in your own time.

You’re not alone: reducing isolation worksheet from 20 Minute Guide

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to loneliness:

Campaign to End Loneliness

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.