Loneliness is something we have all experienced at some point in our lives, and it can have a large impact on our wellbeing. The last few years have been difficult for everyone but the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the vast amount of people experiencing loneliness or taking steps to support others who are.
It is important to remember that as restrictions are lifted people will feel comfortable with different things and may also still feel disconnected. No one should compare themselves to how others act or feel, and we should all take the time to go at our own pace.
For some people, helping someone experiencing loneliness may be a bigger motivation than doing things to help themselves. There are many simple ideas and actions on how you can reach out to offer help and support to someone, including:
Taking one of these actions could help someone in feeling less lonely and may also help you feel less lonely too.
Our PCN Health and Wellbeing coach runs a walking group every Wednesday morning. Meet up point is outside Moreton Methodist Church, Pasture Road at 10am.
The walk is a good way to encourage a more active lifestyle, you can also chat with our Health coach, meet new people and enjoy a cuppa at the end of the walk!
There are so many resources available to help tackle loneliness, including: