We all feel lonely from time to time, from a relationship breakdown to feeling emotionally cut off from others, there are so many reasons you might feel isolated and even empty.


It is important you understand that feelings of loneliness won’t just pass, if don’t do anything about it, it won’t change. But, thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help yourself.


Recognise your feelings

It is important you recognise and accept that you are lonely. Writing it down, saying it to yourself in the mirror or talking to someone will help you accept what you are feeling and maybe even recognise where it is coming from.


Be active

It is definitely easier said then done, but getting out and about getting in touch with old friends is so important to helping you escape from your isolation. Join a club, spend time in the library, or even head online – anything to get you in touch with others.


Talk to someone

Being told to talk to someone when you are feeling lonely might not sound like the right thing to say, but if you have no one close by sometimes calling a helpline like the Samaratains or a counsellor might help you understand why you are struggling to talk to others.



If you are feeling lonely because you can’t get a job or have moved to a new area, volunteering with a local charity will go a long way to helping you connect with others.


Love yourself

Sometimes feelings of loneliness can stem from low self-esteem and believing you are good enough. Spend time listening to your own thoughts, relaxing and feeling comfortable on your own will help you feel a lot more confident.


If you are struggling with feelings of isolation or loneliness, you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123.