Loneliness

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    Mental Health

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

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    Mental Health

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

  • Careers

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

Latest Stories

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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Senior woman with facial mask - stock photo
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 looking out her window
Life

Dealing with FOMO when you’re not ready to get ‘back to normal’

Because wanting to take things slowly can leave you feeling left out.

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Lauren Geall
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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.

Set of headphones and laptop computer lying on unmade bed during Corona virus crisis. - stock photo
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.

Posted by
Jess Denham
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A woman looking out the window
Life

It’s OK to admit that you’re feeling lonely. In fact, it might help

The UK’s minister for loneliness Baroness Diana Barran explains why talking about loneliness is more important than ever.

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Lauren Geall
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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.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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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.

Being single during quarantine.
Opinion

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.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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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.

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Mute your phone updates during coronavirus.
Opinion

Social distancing: “Why I’ve muted my WhatsApp groups to protect my mental health”

Anyone else getting 104 notifications a day?

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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reading-books
Books

27 comforting books to stop you feeling lonely

“This book is the equivalent of a cosy light in the window welcoming me in.”

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Life

“Self-isolating is helping my friendships in these surprising little ways”

I’m certain that each and every little pick-me-up message is what’s going to get us through this...

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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digital nomad
Long Reads

This is the (actual) reality of working for yourself

There are nearly 3 million #digitalnomad posts on Instagram, but it's not all coconuts and sunsets...

Posted by
Elly Earls
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Lauren Geall
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Advice on how to deal with loneliness, from elderly people who know

“If you're feeling lonely then go out and do something for somebody else…that's proactive.”

Life

This heartwarming Twitter campaign is helping people beat loneliness at Christmas

Sarah Millican's #JoinIn campaign has connected thousands of people in need over the festive period.

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Christobel Hastings
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