Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing to help alleviate loneliness
It’s important we try to reconnect with our friends, family and communities and reach out and speak to people about how we are feeling.
Why not have a look at some of the ideas about how you can Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing to help alleviate loneliness.
If you are struggling with loneliness and isolation and need to speak to someone, there are also a number of helplines available on the www.HelplinesNI.com website.
Simply enter a key word into the search bar, for example, ‘lonely’ or ‘isolated’ and a range of NI helpline contact details will appear including, Age NI, Parenting NI, Connect Fermanagh, KinshipCare, Samaritans, Lifeline and more.
More useful resources and self-help guides are also available at www.CommunityWellbeing.info
Lifeline is a crisis response helpline service operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’re in distress or despair, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 and talk to an experienced counsellor.
Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000.
For more information visit www.lifelinehelpline.info
Lifeline promotional message translated into 20 languages
To help provide more accessibility to the Lifeline service for those who do not have English as their first a promotional message has recently been translated into voice notes, covering 20 different languages.
Journeys to recovery
View the TV ad 'The Fog' that focuses on the importance of openness and discussion as the first step to recovery if you're feeling low.
Where to find help
If you need help, talk to your GP. There are also lots of services near you that offer help and support on a range of issues which can affect mental health.