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That lonely feeling we need to talk about

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Loneliness Awareness Week 2022    Between March 2022 and May 2022*: 3.4 million people living in Britain were ‘chronically lonely’ (or felt lonely all the time) More than 22 million people felt lonely some of the time or occasionally Around 900,000 younger people (aged 16-29) were chronically lonely Founded and hosted by Marmalade Trust, our annual national campaign, Loneliness Awareness …

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You Still Need to Socialise: The Neurological Impact of Isolation

Social isolation has long been associated with adverse neurological effects. In this brave new world, we’ve found creative ways to adapt to increased remote working and reduced social interaction. Video call meetings and Zoom family quizzes have helped to meet our need for connection. There is no doubt about it, staying cooped up within four walls, with limited face-to-face contact, …

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How to cope with loneliness

    How to cope with loneliness Loneliness is a growing problem. It’s ironic when you think about the fact that there are so many people on this planet. How is it possible to feel lonely when there are so many of us? Loneliness doesn’t care whether you are old, young, rich poor, single or married. It reaches all of …

WalkSafe App

WalkSafe app reveals areas where people feel most unsafe in Surrey and as a result the app has seen a huge rise in downloads recently! A mobile app called WalkSafe is able to show users the places reported as the most dangerous to walk home in Surrey by mapping out reported crimes.   The app has increased in popularity in …

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This Is For All The Lonely People

Admitting to being lonely is probably worse than admitting you have herpes these days. No one talks about it. Yet there are so many lonely people out there. It’s sad to think about how many people live on this planet yet there are still people who feel alone, misunderstood and unsupported. Why there is so much loneliness There’s divorce, bereavement, …

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How to cope with loneliness

It doesn’t make sense that in a world so populated, there are so many people who feel lonely. Perhaps it says a lot about how society has developed from small communities to larger, more impersonal ones. It’s a sad indictment of life nowadays that people who are friendly are often deemed suspicious by others. So what can we do to …

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7 Habits Hurting Student Mental Health  

If you are feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed, you aren’t alone. According to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, 62 percent of college students are perpetually anxious, and the American Psychological Association reports a significant increase in psychological problems among students. In fact, there is evidence that suggest that today’s college students are more stressed and facing more …

Pushing everyone away

  Pushing everyone away Pushing everyone away When depression arrives, many of us end up pushing everyone away. This is probably one of the worst things we can do but it seems a common reaction when low mood sets in. I know I have done it and hibernated at home, hoping the black cloud will soon lift. It seems easier …

The effects of loneliness

    The effects of loneliness Do you feel socially and/or emotionally disconnected? Loneliness is a subjective experience. We can be surrounded by people yet feel completely isolated. In fact, loneliness is increasing worldwide. Most of us are in the habit of putting on our ‘everything’s fine face’ even when life is awful. We withdraw and isolate ourselves because we …

The Cure for Loneliness

  Ways to stave off loneliness   1) Join online forums – “Uncommon Knowledge” is a good one if you would like to chat with others regarding self-help or psychology topics. Socialising online is not quite as effective as meeting face to face but it’s a good second best and can help to alleviate loneliness 2) Join the gym – …