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Loneliness Awareness Week

Published on 10 June 2024 08:30 AM

Loneliness Awareness Week is a week dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness hosted by Marmalade Trust.

It's all about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends or colleagues about loneliness. Loneliness is a natural human emotion - we are hardwired to need social connections. By talking about it, we can support ourselves and others. 

How to deal with loneliness

Everyone can feel lonely, and you don't necessarily need a reason to feel this way. Loneliness affects every individual differently. There are things you can do to feel less lonely.

Knowing what can affect your mental wellbeing might help you understand the feelings you’re experiencing and help you think about the steps you can take to look after yourself. This is the best place to start. 

Although it might not feel that way, if you're feeling lonely, remember you're not alone. That feeling of loneliness can hit us at any time in life, often unexpectedly, even if it seems as though we're surrounded by friends and family.

Whatever might be making you feel lonely, we are here to help.

For more information about loneliness and to Age UK's research - click here.