Give a close friend or family member a call and let them know that you're having a difficult time. Having a conversation with a loved one can be comforting, provides social connection and can make a big difference to the way you think and feel.
If you'd like to speak to someone in confidence for help with loneliness, you can call the British Red Cross's free Helpline on 0300 456 1155 – available between 9.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. For information on organisations you can turn to for support with loneliness, please visit Mind’s website
If feelings of loneliness persist or is causing you to experience low moods that last days, weeks or longer, try talking to your GP or a health professional as soon as possible. They can talk through your symptoms and may be able to refer you for further support.