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Loneliness is a feeling that affects everyone differently. If feeling lonely is affecting your mental health, there are people to talk to and support is available.

On this page you will find:


Everyone has different social needs. You can be surrounded by people every day yet still feel lonely, whereas someone else may be on their own most of the time but not feel lonely at all.

There are a number of factors in our lives that could lead us to suddenly feel alone.

If you're feeling lonely there are organisations that can help you.

Rural communities

If you're part of a rural community and have found that you are feeling lonely, and it's negatively impacting your mental health, support is available.

If you feel you need some help, you can contact: