‘Empowering children and young people to find the right wellbeing support at the right time.’
‘Empowering children and young people to find the right wellbeing support at the right time.’
Loneliness and isolation

We all feel lonely from time to time. Feelings of loneliness are personal, so everyone's experience of loneliness will be different. 

One common description of loneliness is the feeling we get when our need for rewarding social contact and relationships is not met. But loneliness is not always the same as being alone. 

You may have lots of social contact or be in a relationship or part of a family, and still feel lonely – especially if you don't feel understood or cared for by the people around you. 

Feeling lonely and isolated can also have a negative impact on your mental health, especially if these feelings have lasted a long time. Some research suggests that loneliness is associated with an increased risk of certain mental health problems, including depressionanxietylow self-esteemsleep problems and increased stress. 

If you feel you experiencing loneliness or isolation, have a look at the services below which may be able to help you. 

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