We all feel lonely from time to time. Feelings of loneliness are personal, so everyone’s experience of loneliness will be different.

One common description of loneliness is the feeling we get when our need for rewarding social contact and relationships is not met. But loneliness is not always the same as being alone.

You may choose to be alone and live happily without much contact with other people, while others may find this a lonely experience.

Or you may have lots of social contact, or be in a relationship or part of a family, and still feel lonely – especially if you don’t feel understood or cared for by the people around you (see our information on the causes of loneliness).

Here are some Tools to help with Loneliness, isolation and Connection:


Loneliness at University

Loneliness at University Loneliness in university or college is completely normal. There are many people who feel the same way as you. If you find that your loneliness persists and makes you depressed, try talking to a close friend or family member. You can also visit the campus support center at any time. What can… Continue reading Loneliness at University

Female body image: standing out at school

Female body image: standing out at school by Anon Body image has always been and probably always will be a subject which causes the majority of us to feel insecure. This is because, historically, our worth has been based on the way we look. The ever-changing standards of ‘beauty’ that are set out by society… Continue reading Female body image: standing out at school

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