Organisation that can help

The Silver Line for information, advice or just for a chat, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week 0800 470 80 90

The Mix provides free, confidential help for under 25s online and via a helpline. Call 0808 808 4494, text THEMIX to 85258 or use their online chat service on the website.

Independent age, providing befriending services: 0800 319 6789

Royal Voluntary Service for help, advice and support: 0845 608 0122

Friends of the Elderly for year round support or call 0330 332 1110

Age UK, support and advice for older people, advice line: 0800 169 6565

Contact the Elderly, tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people: 0800 716543

Sense, for advice and support on deafblindness 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972. Textphone: 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972

When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them free on 116 123 or email them at

For further information and support you could also visit Mind’s How to cope with loneliness or call 0300 123 3393

If you are younger and feeling lonely, you can call SupportLine on 01708 765 200, or the Calm Zone, which is a helpline offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis, 0800 585858.

If you are under 25, you can also call Get Connected on 0808 808 4994

Volunteering Matters is a national organisation that can help you find a way of volunteering locally that suits your interests and availability.

The Befriending Network has a directory of services in the UK.  This can be a good option if you find leaving your home difficult.

 Community Connectors and Navigators can help you find local services, groups and activities that suit you. These may help you with your loneliness and improve your health and wellbeing more broadly. Talk to your GP about how to access these services.

The Campaign to End Loneliness has a lot of information on its website about loneliness including information on what to do if you’re feeling lonely

Cruse offers bereavement support. Call 0808 808 1677

PANDAS provides post-natal support. Call 0808 1961 776

Psychological support via the NHS and the third sector.

Find an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT)

Help if you are a carer