Loneliness affects our mental and physical health. Loneliness affects all people, of all ages, genders, races, and socio-economic statuses – not just those who are vulnerable and isolated.
The good news is that there are things we can all do to help reduce loneliness. And it starts at home, with small gestures.
Social face-to-face connections can increase our sense of belonging and purpose. They can also increase feelings of happiness and confidence. Having a cuppa with your neighbour does not mean you need to become best friends. But it’ll make you both feel more connected.
See more good ideas on improving community wellbeing on our national site at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/environment-and-wellbeing