Find a support group that suits you
If you don’t have friends or family you can talk to about loneliness, or you need to talk to someone impartial about your feelings, you could contact the organisations listed below.
Organisations that can help
Talk to someone about how you’re feeling
- For the Samaritans call 116 123 for free or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Silverline: for people aged 55 and over, call 0800 4 70 80 90 for free
- The Mix provides free, confidential help for under 25s online and via a helpline. Call 0808 808 4494, text THEMIX to 85258 or use their online chat service on the website
Online communities you could join
- For over 18s: www.elefriends.org.uk
- For parents: www.mumsnet.com
- For grandparents: www.gransnet.com
- For carers: www.carersuk.org/forum
Advice for older people, their families and carers and people experiencing relationship difficulties
- For over 55s visit www.thesilverline.org.uk
- For older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals visit Age UK at or call 0800 678 1602
- For older people, their families and carers visit Independent Age at or call 0800 319 6789 for free
- For carers: visit Carers Trust, call 0808 808 7777 or email email@example.com
- For people experiencing relationship difficulties visit Relate
Looking after your own or someone else’s mental health
- NHS Every Mind Matters
- Mind Mental Health Charity. You can also call their Infoline service at 0300 123 3393 or text 86464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
- Government advice on looking after mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus.
You can also explore our map for local support.