The result of the above as well as many other factors is the reason why one in four adults in the UK say they often or always feel lonely. The longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of additional mental health problems.
Below are some practical things you or your loved ones can do to help address the feelings of loneliness.
Mental Health Foundation’s loneliness help & advice factsheet
Dealing with loneliness can be difficult, but there are things we can all do to help cope with it and prevent the negative feelings that can come with it. Here is Mental Health Foundation’s loneliness and advice factsheet with coping strategies you may find useful.
Attend GroceryAid’s free anxiety course
Did you know GroceryAid has a free five-week online therapy programme to help you deal with anxiety? This programme can be accessed through GroceryAid’s free online Health and Wellbeing Portal. More information can be found here.
Talk2Us is available for all colleagues
Would speaking to someone about how you are feeling help you feel less lonely? Our confidential peer-to-peer support service is available for all colleagues. You can call our volunteers on 01246 385290 or email them at Talk2Us@greencore.com (service available Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm – an answerphone will be available to take your details outside these hours).
It’s never been more important to look after our mental wellbeing. Not just this week, but every day and every week. Don’t be afraid to reach out and seek help. It’s okay not to be okay.