Loneliness

  • Loneliness Awareness Week
    Life

    Weekend evenings are the loneliest times for us, so how can we make things better?

  • Long Reads

    Feeling lonely? Here’s how to beat the 4 types of loneliness

  • People

    Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure talks social media dangers and the healing power of music

Latest Stories

  • People

    Adwoa Aboah’s 3 tried-and-tested tips for combating loneliness

    “We’ve got to look after each other, we’ve got to love each other, even harder and even more powerful"

    Posted by
    Megan Murray
    Published
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    Long Reads

    Why are we so scared of silence?

    From podcasts by day, to white noise at night, we’re constantly buffering ourselves from silence. But why?

    Posted by
    Lauren Bravo
    Published
  • People

    Jenny Slate just perfectly summed up why every woman needs to learn to be lonely

    In a revealing interview, the actress has opened up about anxiety, getting older and being OK on her own

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
    Published
  • Life

    How are you really? The one question you should be asking your friends this Christmas

    Deep listening has never been a more important skill, and it’s one you should be trying this festive season.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
    Published
  • Long Reads

    “What volunteering for a suicide helpline taught me about loneliness”

    “The majority of callers were lonely, and simply craved hearing another human voice that wasn’t from their TV”

    Posted by
    Natalie Cornish
    Published
  • Books

    27 of the most comforting books to stop you feeling lonely

    “It’s the equivalent of a cosy light in the window welcoming me in”

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
    Published
  • Life

    What’s behind the rise in workplace loneliness?

    Increasing numbers of UK employees feel lonely in their job. But why do we care when we’re there to work?

    Posted by
    Alexandra Jones
    Published
  • Life

    How loneliness is holding millennials back in life

    And it’s having a damaging impact on our mental health.

    Posted by
    Susan Devaney
    Published
  • Life

    Could robot companions eventually spell the end of loneliness?

    We spent the day with Pepper, the most sophisticated companion robot on the market. But is he any substitute for real friends?

    Posted by
    Alexandra Jones
    Published
  • People

    "The appointment of a minister for loneliness is hypocritical, but it gives me hope"

    The British government has appointed its first ever minister for loneliness

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
    Published
  • Life

    Age UK’s Christmas advert has a heartbreaking but important message

    “This advert has reduced me to tears.”

    Posted by
    Susan Devaney
    Published
  • Life

    We need to talk about new motherhood and loneliness

    "I’d gone from working a million miles an hour to being at home alone with this little person. I felt very isolated."

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Life

    Why we all think we’re the least popular one in our group of friends

    If you believe everyone’s hanging out without you, you’re not alone

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Books

    Bestselling author reveals surprising side-effect of writing a book

    Always wanted to write a book? Read this first

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
    Published
  • Life

    One year on: Jo Cox's legacy is changing how we think about loneliness

    Stylist meets six people supported by the Jo Cox Commission

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
    Published
  • Life

    Lonely pensioner finds friends after heartbreaking letter goes viral

    “I’m so lonesome and scared”

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
    Published
  • Life

    First Dates’ Raymon taught us an important lesson about loneliness

    ‘Just to hear somebody else breathing… that’s all I want’

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
    Published
  • People

    This 90-year-old has written a list of tips for lonely people

    “The older you get, the less people seem to contact you”

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
    Published
  • Life

    Jo Cox-inspired anti-loneliness badges are being handed out in London

    The pins symbolise the launch of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Life

    Age UK’s Christmas 2016 advert is heart-breaking, but so important

    No one should have no one at Christmas

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
    Published