Feeling lonely is something that can affect anyone and can have a huge impact on your wellbeing, and so in June Komplex Care supported ‘Loneliness Awareness Week’ because we believe it is very important to know that you are not alone, and that any feelings of loneliness will pass.
Loneliness Awareness Week is an annual event hosted by The Marmalade Trust – one of the UKs leading loneliness charities and one of the main aims for Loneliness Awareness Week was to encourage people to reach out to help others who may be feeling lonely. Small acts of kindness like perhaps inviting a neighbour or friend you don’t see often for a walk and a talk or a coffee and a catch up are just little things, but they can really help.
Sometimes you just don’t know where to look but there are hundreds of helplines and websites available. Some of our favourite are:
The Age UK, support and advice helpline for older people is 0800 169 6565. The British Red Cross have a support line if you’re feeling lonely and want to talk to someone – 0808 196 3651
When life is difficult, The Samaritans are there – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them free on 116 123 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are under 25 and experiencing a mental health crisis, you can contact The Young Minds Crisis Messenger for free, which provides 24/7 support across the UK. Text YM from your mobile to 85258 for a call back.