If you’re feeling lonely, there are organisations across Staffordshire that offer support and opportunities to connect with others.
Everyone Health Social Isolation and Loneliness Service
Get involved with quiz and puzzle groups, baking sessions, bingo, book clubs, history sessions, wildlife groups and fitness sessions. For more information call: 0333 005 0095 or visit: bit.ly/EHLoneliness
Staffordshire Community Learning
Improve your skills with an online course enabling you to meet new people, learn new skills and develop interests. For more information call: 01785 278770 or visit: bit.ly/StaffsLearning
Telephone Reading Friends
Chat to others about your favourite author, book, genre or new titles. For more information you can call your local library or visit: bit.ly/ReadingFriendsStaffs
Connecting you with help and support in your community via a directory of trusted organisations that offer loneliness and befriending services. For more information you can visit: bit.ly/SCBefriending
There are some small steps you can take to help yourself to feel less lonely.
Tell someone you’re feeling lonely
Telling a friend, family member, GP or health professional that you feel lonely can really help. This could be face-to-face, a call, text, email or letter.
Connect with an old friend
Connect with someone you haven’t spoken to for a while. A phone call, FaceTime or letter can really brighten your day.
Get involved with local projects
Your local town or parish council will have information on community projects, volunteering opportunities and events that you can get involved with.
Get connected online
If you’d like to get connected online but need support with this, why not speak to a friendly neighbour, friend or family member to see if they can help you?
Become a volunteer
Volunteering can help you to meet people, learn new skills and build your confidence. Visit the Do It Staffordshire website to search for opportunities: bit.ly/DoItStaffs
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