I feel lonely. Where can I access support?

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, lots of things can and do help. You can also get in touch with the following organisations for more specialist support and advice.  

Support Organisations

Campaign Against Living Miserably: support on a range of issues for anyone who needs it.
T: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – midnight, daily)
W: www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/

Counselling Directory: find the right counsellor or therapist for you.
W: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Support: resources and one to one support if you are grieving.
T: 0808 808 1677 (various hours, daily)
W: www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/

Family Lives: family support services offered through a helpline, live chat and email support.
T: 0808 800 2222 (various hours, daily)
W: www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help

Mind: a range of information on loneliness and an information line signposting service.
T: 0300 123 3393 (9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday)
W: www.mind.org.uk

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: a free helpline for confidential support and information on your options.
T: 0808 2000 247
W: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Samaritans: a free listening service for whatever you are going through.
T: 116 123 (24 hours, daily)
W: www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Sense: a range of advice, support and services on disability and loneliness.
T: 0300 330 9256 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
W: www.sense.org.uk/get-in-touch/contact-information-and-advice/

SupportLine: confidential and emotional support for people who are isolated or at risk.
T: 01708 765 200
W: www.supportline.org.uk/

The British Red Cross: a range of resources and a dedicated helpline if you feel lonely or worried.
T: 0808 196 3651 (10am – 6pm, daily)
W: www.redcross.org.uk/get-help

Younger People

Young Minds: practical advice and support for young people, as well as parents of young people.
Text YM to 85258 (24 hours, daily)
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (9:30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday)
W: www.youngminds.org.uk/

Childline: chat with a counsellor in a safe space, or get support from other young people.
T: 0800 1111
W: www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

Older People

Age UK: information and advice services for older people.
T: 0800 678 1602 (8am – 7pm, daily)
W: www.ageuk.org.uk/services/information-advice/

Independent Age: advice, information and support for older people.
T: 0800 319 6789 (8:30am – 6:30pm, daily)
W: www.independentage.org/get-support

Opening Doors London: connecting LGBTQ+ people over 50 with activities, support and information.
W: www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk/

Re-engage: provide social connections for older people.
W: www.reengage.org.uk/

The Cares Family: helps people find community and connection in their local area
W: www.thecaresfamily.org.uk/

The Silver Line: provide information, friendship and support to older people
T: 0800 4 70 80 90 (24 hours, daily)
W: www.thesilverline.org.uk/