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Tackling loneliness during self-isolation

Tackling loneliness during self-isolation

Contact with other people has become harder as we are told to stay at home as much as possible to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For many this will be a tough, but necessary time of isolation. This doesn’t mean you have to feel lonely.

Below are some tips for how you can keep in touch with others during this period.

  • Call friends, colleagues and relatives regularly to see how they are doing. This is a great way to add a sense of purpose to your day. You may even take it as an opportunity to catch up with old friends whilst everyone is at home.
  • Create messaging groups on apps such as Facebook messenger or WhatsApp with friends and family to keep in touch. This is a great way to try video calls or sharing photos and videos, so you can still create memories even when you’re not together in person.
  • Use social media to keep up to date and in touch with others. This can be a nice reminder that you are not alone and can be a great place to find positive posts, groups and stories.
  • For many, technology is new and confusing. Offer to help over the phone any friends or family struggling to use their phone and computer.
  • Try out a new hobby. This could be drawing or dancing to YouTube videos. A hobby is a great way to add structure to your day and curb those feelings of loneliness. It may even help you to find new social media communities about what you’re interested in, or it can be something to talk about with friends and family.
  • There are also many phonelines for varying ages which you can call if you are struggling. These phonelines can connect you with someone just for a chat or for advice. For example, Silverline is a free helpline for those 55 years or over who are struggling with loneliness, you can call them on 0800 470 80 90. The Samaritans helpline is free and can be called on 116 123 to discuss a wide range of issues you may be experiencing.

You can still contact us by phone on 0300 555 5560 or you can log onto our website and send your enquiry as an email by clicking here. You can also get in touch with us on social media.

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