Talking to people when needed

General information

Evidence shows that good relationships (with family, friends and our wider communities) are important for our mental wellbeing. There are lots of suggestions available online for how to build stronger and closer relationships, both by strengthening existing relationships and by broadening your relationships in your community.

If you are experiencing loneliness, you can also find tips from Mind about how to cope and ideas for making new connections.

Those 25 may also want to visit The Mix’s website for support and advice.

Age UK provide information and support and run a variety of initiatives to combat loneliness in older people, including a befriending service. To find out about social events happening locally, visit Age UK North East Lincolnshire’s website.

The NHS also provide information and tips for older people on how to overcome loneliness. The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The government has released specific guidance on how we can help our mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

If you have been advised to shield due to a medical condition, the government have produced specific guidance, which includes tips on how to maintain contact with loved ones.