Tackling loneliness: support for people feeling lonely

Activities and information to help you develop new skills, build confidence and make connections

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Our resources can help you build confidence and cope with loneliness.

At times, life can feel overwhelming. It can be hard to know where to look for advice or how to reach out to others for support.

Our resources and activities are here to give you a helping hand. 

Follow the links to find tools to connect with others, build confidence and learn new coping skills. Resources will be updated regularly so there will always be opportunities to learn something new, too.

Listen to The kind place podcast series

Our new podcast series, The kind place, features members of the public talking about how loneliness affects them and their strategies for coping with it.

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Wellbeing resource pack

We have produced a resource pack to help people and their communities who feel lonely or isolated. This pack offers guidance, support and activities to boost your skills, confidence and connections. 

Download the pack for yourself

Download now

Request packs now

If you work with a community group or organisation, you can bulk order printed packs for free. 

Request packs now




Help to strengthen your connections

You can get free ideas, activities and suggestions for how you or someone you know can boost your connections.

From getting to know new neighbours to passing on your skills to those who would love to hear from you, these resources can help.

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Activities to help you cope and reflect

Our short films and activities can help people cope and reflect on ways to feel more positive. They cover different topics such as stress and the amount of support we have available to us.  

Get in touch

We’d love to hear your stories. Have you had to overcome feelings of loneliness? What are your coping mechanisms? How do you build confidence and meaningful connections? Your real-life stories may inspire others. Please email yourstory@redcross.org.uk.

Coronavirus Support Line

Get help if you are feeling lonely and want to speak to someone between 10am and 6pm every day. Call:

 0808 196 3651