If you’re here because you or someone you care about is lonely, help is available. We recommend the following support services.
Someone to talk to
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) provides support via their helpline 0800 58 58 58 (open 5pm - midnight, 365 days a year) or their webchat.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year Samaritans’ phone lines are open for anyone who’s struggling to cope, 24 hours, 365 days a year. If you need someone to listen to you without judgement or pressure, call their phone line. Call 116 123.
Age UK offer two types of friendship services to try to combat loneliness in later life: telephone friendship or face-to-face befriending. They also have a free, confidential, national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals, which is open 365 days a year (8am-7pm). If you're feeling lonely or need some practical help and support, call 0800 678 1602.
Befriending services in the UK operate at a local level. You can find your nearest by searching the Befriending Networks Directory.
Mind is a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. There is information on their How to cope with loneliness page and Mental health resources page.
Support is also available via your Local Authoritiy's website.