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Better Health – Every Mind Matters: Loneliness Awareness Week 13 – 17 June

Lift Someone out of Loneliness

Non-urgent advice: Loneliness Awareness Week

This Loneliness Awareness Week (13-17th June) as part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is encouraging people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ by taking simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. If we do this regularly, we can all help to lift each other up.



Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point in our lives, which can have negative impacts on our health and wellbeing. There are lots of simple actions that you can do to help others who may be feeling lonely this #LonelinessAwarenessWeek, including:
       Giving a friend or family member a call 📞
      Inviting someone for a walk 👟
       Reaching out to those you haven’t heard from for a cuppa

You might find that reaching out to someone else could help you to feel less lonely too.
Find out how you can help lift someone out of loneliness ⬇️

Non-urgent advice: Talk To Someone About How Your Feeling

The Mix

The Mix offers free confidential help for under-25s to get support online and via a helpline:

call The Mix free on 0808 808 4494

text “THEMIX” to 85258

visit The Mix website for a free online chat service


A free 24-hour confidential telephone helpline offering information, friendship and advice to people over 55:

call Silverline on 0800 4 70 80 90