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Free helplines for loneliness and isolation in the United Kingdom

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Veterans

Combat Stress Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone and text message (SMS). We are...


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LGBT Foundation helpline provides thousands of hours of support and advice to thousands of people every year, many who feel...


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EACH's Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone and email. We are here for LGBT+ young people...


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Seniors

The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, confidential telephone service for older people. We provide friendship,...


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Shout provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over text message (SMS). We are here for everyone in the...


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Runaway Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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SOS Silence of Suicide provides confidential support by our freephone helpline, in person group meetings and online meetings. ...


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Children

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by...


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The Mix is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text message (SMS). We are...


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National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK provides, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in...


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Confidential Telephone Helpline offering emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective, with the opportunity of...


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Moodswings Helpline offers free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help adults, the LGBTQ+ community, people with a...


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Youth

Muslim Youth Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We exist to help people...


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Get support for loneliness from a free hotline in United Kingdom

It's normal to experience periods of loneliness. However, if you've been feeling lonely for a long time, you may be worried about whether it will ever end. If you notice the symptoms below, you may be experiencing chronic loneliness. Fortunately, there are 14 helplines in United Kingdom that can help you.

  • Feeling that life is meaningless.
  • Feeling extremely tired and even burnt out when you try to socialize.
  • Feeling hopeless, like you'll be lonely forever.
  • Feeling that nobody "gets" you.
  • Feeling frustrated, anxious or irritable.
  • Feeling that your physical and/or mental health is suffering.
  • Feeling a sense of emptiness like there's a void that needs to be filled.
  • A lack of close friends.

Nobody is immune to loneliness, not even social butterflies. Loneliness is usually experienced when you feel emotionally disconnected from others. Feeling disconnected from others can make you feel empty, like there's a painful void in your life that needs to be filled.

Taking the first step to ask for support can feel daunting. You may not be sure what to expect or whether you'll be understood. However, helpline staff in United Kingdom are well-trained in helping people like you who are experiencing extreme loneliness. You will be treated with compassion and zero-judgement.

If you feel like you might need support with your feelings of loneliness, try reaching out to a hotline in United Kingdom. It's free and confidential.


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