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What is loneliness?

Loneliness can be understood as an individual’s personal, subjective sense of lacking desired affection, closeness, and social interaction with others. Loneliness is not the same as social isolation. Although it has a social aspect, loneliness is also defined by an individual’s subjective emotional state.

 

loneliness in figures

  • Our Stories #Loneliness

    Read Malcolm's and Jane's stories. Connect to our social media on #Loneliness

  • When someone dies

    When someone dies there are many things to do, often at a time of great personal distress when we feel least able to manage.

  • Your Mind Matters

    Things you can do to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as steps you can take if you think you need some help.

  • Bereavement

    Many people go through a range of experiences when they are bereaved. 

Please help us end loneliness

Once We Were Young - Age Concern

A video about the issues older people face in the UK. Promotes the services of the charity Age Concern