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Supporting young people experiencing loneliness  

Is your child lonely? Research shows 16–24-year-olds are the loneliest age group but also the least likely to take action to help themselves. Loneliness is a normal part of life, let’s talk about it.

Posted on: 11 May 2024

We're all affected by loneliness at times in our lives. We can feel lonely in a busy city or rural location, on social media or spending time on our own or with others. 

Sometimes admitting we feel lonely can be hard. It’s important to remember that lots of people experience similar feelings of loneliness, and that they can pass. Try not to feel embarrassed or ashamed if you do, as it can prevent you from accessing support. 

Understanding our own reasons for feeling lonely can help identify and manage these feelings.

Find out about possible signs of loneliness, reasons we feel lonely and ways to manage it by visiting the Every Mind Matters website or search: loneliness – every mind matters. 

Our Care Group services, and local GP practices, will be sharing further information and support available for Loneliness Awareness Week, 10-16 June. Our social prescribing services have been recognised in the government’s Loneliness Strategy. While loneliness is a normal part of life it is linked to a range of damaging health impacts so join us in doing what you can to reduce the stigma of loneliness and let’s try to be open and honest with each other when we feel lonely.