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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 through education, work life, at home and in the community.


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.


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.


UKCP-accredited psychotherapists Stephen Westcott, John-Paul Davies and Noel Bell explain some of the challenges particular to men.

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


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

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


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.

In education

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


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. 

How to use social media well

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