Our experiences of being lonely can be closely linked to our mental wellbeing. Being lonely is often associated with poorer well-being. Having more friends, being part of our community and feeling that we are making a contribution all contribute to good wellbeing.
But knowing what to do about loneliness – for ourselves or for other people – can be hard.
A new Resource Pack has just been published which has practical tips. It comes from a research programme led by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
There are ideas which we can all use as part of what we do. Maybe the best action which it encourages is just talking about loneliness – and the pack includes some tips on getting those conversations started.
The Mind Waves team would love to hear how you get on.