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MARMALADE GUIDES

Learn about loneliness.

By building our understanding of loneliness, we can help ourselves and others to manage the feeling.

 

Guide to loneliness

This popular guide covers everything from what loneliness is to who experiences it and the long term effects of loneliness Read more > 

How to talk about loneliness

We can unintentionally stigmatise loneliness even further by the way we talk about it. So how can we change the language around loneliness?

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Frequently asked questions answered

You are not alone - we all experience loneliness. It's a completely natural human emotion. Here are some FAQs all about loneliness to learn more about this misunderstood emotion. Read more > 

Marmalade's quick guide to loneliness

If you’re going to know six things about loneliness, know these! Did you know that loneliness comes in different forms, for example?  Read more >

Self care for loneliness

Self-care is becoming a common phrase these days when it comes to our general wellbeing, but it can apply to loneliness too. We've put together our top tips. Read more > 

How to use social media well

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 the 

workplace

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

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.

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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. Read more > 

Loneliness across our lifetime

Most of us will experience loneliness in our lives – it's a normal human emotion. What are the stages we’re most likely to feel lonely and what can we do about it? Read more >

Key life indicators for loneliness

From childhood, through adulthood to old age, there are numerous times when we are more likely to experience loneliness. Take a look at common key life indicators. Read more >

The physical effects of loneliness

It’s important to have as much understanding as possible about how loneliness can impact our health and what we can to do avoid that. Read more >

The power of weak ties

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

Our social connection directory

Are you keen to develop new friendships by trying something new, but you're not sure what that something new might be? We've got together a range of activities and interests to give you some ideas.

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Are you feeling lonely?

Loneliness can often feel overwhelming and something out of our control, so it can be useful to have a starting point. To help you and others to feel less lonely we have framed it into three parts...

  1. Acknowledge loneliness in yourself or others

  2. Identify what you or they need

  3. Take the appropriate action