The problem of loneliness: learning that we're not alone

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will focus on the issue of loneliness, which affects millions of people in the UK. We examine what we can all do to overcome loneliness in both our working and personal lives.

We have all needed to face the impact of Covid on both our working lives and personal lives. Whether we live on our own or have had to fight for a quiet corner amidst the rampages of our noisy offspring, many things have never been the same since the early months of 2020. The sudden shock of lockdown brought separation from family, friends, safe places and social networks. While we are starting to return to normal, it can still be a struggle to regain some of that comfort and familiarity.