Start a conversation…
It’s often the small things that make our day that little bit better. A smile, a ‘hello’ or even a brief chat while waiting in a queue.
Although it’s hard to step outside of your comfort zone, starting a ‘British’ conversation about the weather could be the perfect ice-breaker.
Who knows where it might lead?
…dedicate your time
Feeling lonely can affect your confidence but it’s never too late to learn a new skill or make new friends.
Dedicating your time to activities such as volunteering, starting a new hobby or joining a local club are all great ways to reconnect with people and distract yourself from unwanted feelings.
The Campaign to End Loneliness
The Campaign aims to make a difference to older people’s lives by ensuring that people at risk are supported and that services and activities for these people are as effective as possible.
You can find out more about the Campaign and find advice and information about loneliness at The Campaign to End Loneliness.
Mind – For better mental health
The Mind website explains loneliness and provides practical suggestions for what you can do.