Loneliness

Loneliness, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Working from home
    Careers

    What it’s like to work in a job where you’ve never met a single colleague

  • A woman looking out her window
    Life

    Has your anxiety over lockdown easing left you feeling isolated? Here’s how to cope

  • A woman working from home on a zoom call
    Careers

    9 brilliant initiatives launched by UK companies to tackle WFH loneliness

Latest Stories

Listening to the radio has been better than listening to music for one writer who felt lonely during lockdown
Workouts

Feeling lonely when working out at home? Try this trick to get motivated without your gym buddies

Fitness writer Chloe Gray was missing her busy gym, but found help in an unlikely place.

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Chloe Gray
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Life

It’s OK to admit you’re feeling lonely in lockdown – in fact, it might help

Lockdown loneliness is real – and we need to talk about it.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

5 ways to be happy on your own, according to a therapist

Get comfortable with your own company...

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Clinique
A woman on Zoom at Christmas
Mental Health

Things to do if you’re feeling lonely this Christmas

From online board games to virtual conversations.

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Lauren Geall
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Helen Bownass
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Kate Middleton on the need for a more nurturing society

The Duchess of Cambridge reveals the results of an important new survey.

A woman walking alone
Mental Health

“Why am I so ashamed to admit I’m feeling lonely?”

As lockdown loneliness levels reach a new peak, one writer explores her relationship with feeling lonely during the pandemic.

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Lauren Geall
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lonely woman alone in bed
Mental Health

Here's how to reconnect with your friends if you're feeling lonely

This new Friendship Study reveals how coronavirus has driven up loneliness in the UK.

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Aiden Wynn
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Careers

Feeling lonely working from home? Join this feminist network’s virtual workspace

Log in for free throughout October and set goals, bounce around ideas and boost your motivation.

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Megan Murray
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Women elbow bumping in lockdown
Life

Craving physical contact? An expert has this advice for anyone feeling frustrated

New research shows just how important touch is for our wellbeing.

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Hollie Richardson
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Opinion

The elderly aren’t expendable, so why do we talk about Covid as if they are?

“We shouldn’t expect our grandparents to lock themselves away so we can have an extra pint.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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A woman working from home
Careers

We need to talk about loneliness while working from home

According to new research, almost half of UK workers have felt socially isolated during the pandemic.

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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What do the latest lockdown rules mean for couples living separately?

A number of changes to the lockdown restrictions came into place yesterday.

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Life

“Am I the only one who feels more isolated now that lockdown is lifting?”

Is anyone else feeling incredibly bored and lonely right now?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Podcasts

10 of the most comforting podcasts to listen to if you feel lonely

Loneliness affects us all. Whether you need some company in the middle of the night or to know you're not alone in grief, find a comforting podcast here.

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Jess Denham
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Living alone in lockdown
Opinion

“I've started to dread the weekend – I feel so aimless in lockdown”

One writer says work is the only thing keeping her company right now.

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Hollie Richardson
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Emily Atack
Life

Exclusive: Emily Atack explains the problem with being called ‘lonely’ in lockdown

She talks to Stylist about the reality of being single during the pandemic.

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Hollie Richardson
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A woman feeling lonly
Life

Feeling lonely? Here’s how to tell when you’re struggling (and what you can do about it)

Because being isolated from your loved ones is difficult.

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Lauren Geall
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Long Reads

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

Over nine million Brits say they feel lonely. Here, an expert shares her advice.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Hollie Richardson
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Single in quarantine: “I can’t remember the last time I hugged somebody”

One writer shares the realities of being single during the coronavirus pandemic.

Virtual pub
Life

The Corona Arms is a virtual pub where all are welcome and the drinks are free (well, sort of)

Come join in the fun and games to keep those lonely feelings at bay.

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Anna Brech
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