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At home and in the community


Practical guides

Loneliness affects us all at various times throughout our lives. We have developed guides to help you (and those you know and love) through education, work life, at home and in the community.


The power of weak ties.

Do you feel uplifted when you exchange a smile with a stranger in the street? ‘Weak ties’ can have a significant effect on our happiness and sense of belonging.


Loneliness and technology

Technology is great in many ways for bringing us together and the Covid pandemic has proved that. But it can also alienate and drive us apart.

Loneliness and disability 

Having a disability can feel very lonely and isolating, but everyone’s situation is unique, and we can all find ways to address loneliness.


The digital divide

We might assume everyone is online, but that's not the case. What can be done to help those living their lives offline to feel more connected?

At work

Loneliness at work

Our workplaces may have changed dramatically in the past few years, but our need for connection on a daily basis hasn't. Here are our connection tips.

Image by Annie Spratt

Workplace loneliness

Increased use of technology and more agile working has given employees and organisations more flexibility – but often at the cost of culture and connection.


Self employed loneliness

Loneliness might feel like part of the job description when you’re self-employed, but there are plenty of things you can do to build your work connections and feel more connected.

How to use social media well

In education

Studies have shown that excessive use of social media can affect our mental health and increase feelings of loneliness. We've put together our top tips for using social media well. Read more > 

Loneliness in education

Young people are now the most likely group to be affected by loneliness. We're on a mission to reduce the stigma surrounding it so it's easier to talk about.

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Loneliness in school

Download our primary and secondary school lesson plans which aim to normalise loneliness before children become socially conditioned to feel stigma around the topic.

Reading in Library

Loneliness at university

Ben shares his experiences of loneliness in his first term at Bristol University. After a conversation with friends from home, Ben realised that he wasn't alone in feeling isolated. 

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