Loneliness

We Hear It Time And Time Again When A Child Is Diagnosed With A Long-Term Or Chronic Illness. "But How Will I Keep Up With My Friends At School?"

Karen Dolva | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Karen Dolva

As the new school year begins, I can't help but think about the students that won't be rushing through the front gates, excited to see their friends a...

Girlguides Are Helping To Tackle Loneliness Among Older People In The Best Way

PA | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Girlguides in Manchester have launched a UK first with a new badge to tackle loneliness in old people. Youngsters have been visiting homes for the eld...

Feeling Lonely? How To Fill The Empty Nest

Sue Hooper | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Sue Hooper

Whilst I never quite reached that level of maudlin, the very real sadness affecting parents whose children have recently left home is something I can relate to. After my daughter left our family home for university the loneliness I felt in the aftermath was almost palpable.

The Lonely State

Dave Clements | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK
Dave Clements

The obsession with loneliness has not just sprung from nowhere. There has been a therapeutic turn in policy-making and in society more broadly; and, post-Brexit, a uncomprehending elite reaction to a society they imagine to be somehow less friendly than it was a year or so ago.

Can Loneliness Lead To Post Natal Depression?

Emily Tredget | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Tredget

I hated picturing a mum like I was, stuck at home feeling like she just wants to get out and have some adult conversation - but with nobody local to meet. Let's face it, when you aren't feeling confident some of those baby classes just make it worse! But meeting a fellow mum for a coffee, or soft play, or at the park. That might just be manageable.

Technology: The Lifeline For The Socially Isolated

Karen Dolva | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
Karen Dolva

With every week that passes I grow increasingly upset with the world, so trying to change it for the better simply makes sense. The idea of somebody suffering in solitude, lacking meaningful connections in their life, is something I cannot abide. People need to be social

Is Technology Helping Or Hindering Our Contact With Friends And Family?

Patrick Stannah | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

In particular, social media has grown into a phenomenon and it's now easier than ever before for people to connect and share experiences with each other. As well as making the world feel like a smaller place, it has enabled individuals and organisations to share ideas and develop faster than previously possible.

94-Year-Old Widower Builds Community Pool In Garden So He Won't Be Lonely

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A 94-year-old who lost his wife of 66 years to cancer has discovered the perfect remedy to loneliness. Keith Davison, a former judge, lost his wife Ev...

Loneliness: An Epidemic Of Our Time

Karen Dolva | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Dolva

At No Isolation, we're taking steps every day to solve this problem. Heartbreakingly, people are often embarrassed to admit that they're lonely and so will continue to suffer in silence. Tackling loneliness begins by simply opening up this important conversation; making sure that society is aware of this on-going and critical issue, and encouraging those who are struggling in solitude to seek help.

Loneliness Could Be A Greater Threat Than Obesity

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

Obesity-related illness has become a leading cause of death worldwide, and with 58% of women and 68% of men in the UK now classified as overweight or ...

I'm 22 And Have A Learning Disability And, Like Many Others, I'm Lonely

Michelle Ornstein | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Ornstein

There should be more opportunities for people with a learning disability to get out and about. There should be more clubs for people with a learning disability. There should be more people there to help people to get out and about and when we do go out people shouldn't feel awkward around us.

Making Jo Cox's Vision For A World Without Loneliness A Reality For Disabled People

Susan Daniels OBE | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Daniels OBE

Working so closely with deaf children means I know full well that loneliness is a big issue to tackle. It knocks deaf children's confidence before they even start school, affects attainment throughout their education, and causes untold pain that persists later on in life.

I Dread Going Out. Am I Normal?

Daniel Lewis | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Lewis

If human beings really are social animals, then we should all naturally favour social activities. Yet have you ever watched the muddy hordes of Glastonbury, fought your way through a crowded pavement of after-work drinkers, or opened an invitation to a friend's wedding in Majorca with distaste rather than envy or anticipation?

One In Four Avoid Conversations With Disabled People, Resulting In 'Epidemic' Of Loneliness

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

One in four Brits have admitted to avoiding conversations with disabled people, research has revealed. MPs and disability charity Sense said damaging ...

As A Disabled Person I Experience Loneliness Every Day

Ian Treherne | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Treherne

everybody banner I've lost friends because of my disability. As the effects of my condition became more obvious, it was clear that my friends weren't comfortable with it. Rather than discuss it, I'd just stop hearing from them. It was as if my condition was contagious.

Isolation In The Era Of Social Media

Brittany Dawson | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Brittany Dawson

In short, to show off. To gratify some deep-rooted need to prove that our lives are meaningful, that the events we attend are worthy - to demonstrate to the world that we exist, that we existed, that we once inhabited a small corner of the earth and that our memory can't be erased with the stopping of our hearts.

Three Tricks Social Media Plays On Mental Well-Being

Sam Owen | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Owen

In that same way, there are three major benefits that you can try to seek from social media and you really have to think about whether you actually are getting those benefits or just think you're getting them. In this short video I talk about three ways in which social media can trick your mental health and well-being and what you should do about them. The three areas are:

Expat Life: Sunshine And Sadness

Emily Abbey | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Abbey

Abandoning ship and running home is rarely an option, so you're left to stick out this expat existence wondering if you've made a terrible mistake.

Loneliness Is A 'Silent Epidemic' Among Men, With Those Aged 35 Suffering Most

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness is something we usually associate with older generations, but new research suggests millions of men across the UK are hiding feelings of is...

90-Year-Old Widower Melts Hearts After He Breaks Down About Late Wife On 'First Dates'

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Raymon, a 90-year-old widower, broke hearts on Tuesday night after becoming the oldest person to have ever appeared on Channel 4’s ‘First Dates’...

Is Social Media Socially Isolating?

Sophie Andrews | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Andrews

Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr and even old-school Facebook have become the social life-blood of the so-called 'digitally native' generation - with new channels constantly springing up. For millions, communication by social media puts them instantly in touch with a network of people they call friends online.

Social Media May Be Making You Feel More Lonely

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Social media sites designed to help people connect are actually causing them to feel more alone, say psychologists. The more time young adults spend o...

One In Five Of Us Are Lonely, And One In Eight Have No Close Friends

Anna Darnell Bradley | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Anna Darnell Bradley

Yes, we're all individuals, but we can't escape the inextricable truth that we're social beings too. The relationships and connections we create and maintain with those around us are intimately bound to who we are, who we become and, importantly, how we see ourselves.

10 Dos And Don'ts For Helping Someone Experiencing Grief

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Feelings of loneliness are worse in older women than men following the death of a loved one, a new survey has found. Charity Independent Age said tha...

What Chronic Illness Looks Like Behind Closed Doors

Amani Omejer | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Living with chronic illness is lonely as fuck. I spend so much time on my own -- more time than I ever expected to spend on my own, or have ever wanted to. There is so, so, much of my life that people don't see.