It's not uncommon to having feelings of loneliness and there are lots of reasons why someone might feel this way. Independent Age has lots of practical tips on how to stay connected socially.
If you would like to talk to someone or get more information about local groups and services then The Silver Line is a great place to start.
It's a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK* open every day and night of the year with specially trained helpline staff who:
- Offer information, friendship and advice
- Link callers to local groups and services
- Offer regular befriending calls
- Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect
*Silver Line Scotland is delivered by Age Scotland in partnership with The Silver Line during week days, 9am – 5pm. At all other times calls will be answered at the national helpline HQ.
Feeling lonely can affect your mental and physical health. Mind has information and suggestions on what you can do and where you can go to for support.