Staying connected is more important than ever. Strong, supportive relationships – whether family or with the wider community and faith groups – are one of the most important factors to help us thrive.
Loneliness can affect any of us, any time, and can lead to poor mental and physical health. Many people, of all ages, reported higher levels of loneliness and isolation during the pandemic. But there were also many acts of kindness, amazing selflessness, and innovative ways to connect virtually.
There are many ways to connect in-person and digitally. Here we outline some free resources to support you and others to stay connected, alongside how you can help to build a greater awareness of loneliness, remove the stigma, and promote social connection.