Social Isolation & Loneliness

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Why seek help for loneliness

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You might be feeling lonely or isolated for many reasons, such as if you live alone or don’t regularly meet with friends and family. If you are concerned about a loved one, or if you yourself are feeling lonely or isolated, please call us on 0333 005 0095 to find out about our FREE Stay In Touch telephone and postal service.

If you suffer from loneliness or isolation, you’re not alone. Around a quarter of UK adults say they often feel lonely and it’s something that can have a huge impact on both your physical and mental wellbeing. In fact, studies have shown it can be as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! That’s because it can lead to depression, high blood pressure, anxiety, tiredness and insomnia.

How we can help with loneliness

Our friendly face to face and virtual groups are a great way to meet likeminded people. We have a varied timetable of sessions which take place during week days, in different areas in Staffordshire. We want to help you to step back into the community and build up your confidence with being back out and about!

Who can we help?

  • Anyone aged 18 years and over, who lives in Staffordshire, and would like to meet new friends to combat loneliness.

Face to Face Groups are back!

Our FREE face to face groups are available to all over 18’s living in Staffordshire, and are a great way to connect with others.

We have a new timetable which allows you to meet new people in the local area, facilitated by the Everyone Health team. This creates the opportunity for you to be involved with interactive and informal discussions with a cuppa in your hand!

We also have a monthly book club, where books will be provided by Staffordshire Libraries and an opportunity to come and discuss the book your group is reading.

Please bear with us if there isn’t a group in your area, we will be expanding the timetable as safely as we can!

Online benefits calculator

Staffordshire County Council provide an online benefits checker that enables Staffordshire residents to find out what benefits they may be entitled to. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and all details provided are anonymous.

To find out more about this free and easy to use benefit calculator, please click the link below:

https://staffordshire.entitledto.co.uk/home/start

Seek help, and call us today

If you feel loneliness is becoming an issue for you or someone you know, contact us to find out more about our FREE support.

Or call us on 0333 005 0095