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.

Isolated In Class: How Can We Make Sure There Are No Invisible Children?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

Being quiet and well-behaved alone don't make an excellent student, not if that student isn't meeting their potential. Schools want to help every child succeed, but with increasing importance placed on results and rising numbers of unqualified teachers in the classroom, it's more important than ever for us to ensure these children aren't missed.

8 Steps For Parents Who Are Worried Their Child Is Lonely

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents

It is common for parents to worry about whether their child has enough friends, or gets on well with their peers at school. And now Childline has reve...

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.

When You Choose To Spend New Year's Eve Alone - Hit Or Miss?

Lisa Ives | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

When, on the last day of 2016, you realise that the biggest decision you have to make each day is whether to use the curling tongs or straighteners yo...

Anorexia Is Stealing Me

Claire Greaves | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

Anorexia's screams are so loud, it's unbearable and it's blocking out all other sounds and deafening me from the world around me. I can't hear anyone, I don't know what they are saying. I am being pulled in and totally absorbed by this illness.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

How It Really Feels Like to Be in Between Being Lonely and Wanting to Be Alone

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Daphne Ashley Sze

We're young and free, and victors of our own lives - let's not allow negative emotions to consume us. We have friends and family - people who matter to us, they will make us feel both safe and important.

Loneliness and Cancer Are a Toxic Combination

Juliet Bouverie | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bouverie

How can you feel alone when you're surrounded by people? Lisa Grice from Cheshire knows the answer to that because in 2012 when she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, she had her husband by her side - but she was still crippled with loneliness.

Alone Again (Un)naturally

Paul Marshall | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

No one wants to be reminded that they're alone... the question remains, is it really so bad to be alone? ... To some people, eating alone is dreadful enough. But what about visiting the cinema, the theatre or, heaven forbid, going on holiday alone?

'Some People Walk in the Rain, Others Just Get Wet' - Roger Miller

Amy Anka | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I recall the day my former husband moved out of our home. Over 3 months ago now. I spent a large portion of the day in tears. I was beside myself. That's a funny term. Being beside ourself. I guess because sadness is not our true state.

How To Cope With Loneliness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness is a serious issue that can have a serious impact on mental health - it can contribute to problems, such as anxiety and depression. This ti...

Loneliness Is The Most Common Ailment In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Not only does our addiction to technology affect our stress-levels and lead to back pain, but it is also causing loneliness and low self-esteem. At...

Thatcher - England's Working Girl

Rita Pal | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rita Pal

Baroness Margaret Thatcher passed away at the Ritz Hotel this week. I have felt a great sense of empathy for the manner in which the elderly Baroness was treated in the final years of her life. In short, I felt she was mistreated by the media and a number of people.

Lonely Planet: Japan's Crumbling Holiday Resorts

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

Nearly half a century of neglect has left sections of Japan's once bustling Izu peninsula a veritable ghost town. The crumbling ruins of this once...

Loneliness 'Growing Health Concern' For Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness among older people is becoming a major health problem, experts report today. More than 700,000 of elderly Brits feel lonely and isolated...

How Loneliness Could Shorten Your Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Loneliness can shorten your life, a new study has shown. Scientists in the US found that "feeling lonely" almost doubled the risk of dying in a pop...