Connecting with others
If you're feeling lonely, there are lots of things you can do to help, including:
- sharing how you feel
- catching up with friends and loved ones
- making new connections
- little things can make a difference
Talking to someone about your feelings can really help.
You could try using positive coping techniques such as:
- connecting with others
- doing more of the things you enjoy
- learning new skills
- looking after yourself.
Technology is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. Use social media platforms such as:
If you need to improve your digital skills courses are available at Medway Adult Education.
Joining group activities based on your interests can be a great way to make new connections. You should think about:
- activities and hobbies you enjoy
- something you would like to learn.
This could include getting involved in community activities such as local walking or cycling groups.
Having deep connections with close friends is important, but brief exchanges can have a positive impact on how you feel about yourself. For example, you could:
- say hello to a neighbour
- help someone at a bus stop.
Volunteering is a great way to:
- get involved in your community
- use your skills to support others
- meet new people.
People can offer their time by supporting family, friends and neighbours or getting involved in initiatives such as:
You may benefit from a more formal social arrangement such as befriending. This is where you're matched with a befriender who can contact you by phone or in person.
Befriending organisations in Medway include: