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Loneliness and Mental Health Report UK
The Mental Health Foundation's newly published research shows anyone can experience loneliness, but there are particular groups who show an increased prevalence of loneliness that puts their mental health at risk. This includes being between 18 and 24 years of age, living alone, being unemployed and having a long-term health condition or disability.
The stigma of loneliness makes it hard for people to talk about – people worry about being judged or feeling a burden, which is why we want to shine a light on the topic and raise awareness of the links between loneliness and mental health. The Mental Health Foundation has created some helpful advice on how to cope with feelings of loneliness, and how to support someone who may be feeling lonely.