Mental Health Awareness Week
There is a quote from the Titanic that I think depicts how loneliness can feel (bear with me). “I feel I'm standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up.”
I think many of us have felt this way at some point - that it doesn’t matter how many people are around you, you feel alone and unable to get your feelings across. But please know there is always someone who will listen and support you.
I found an article about loneliness, that was different quotes from people of all walks of life. I found some of them heart-breaking to read but also, they rang true. I think in the last year we have all felt at least one of these statement at one time or another. But please all know that there is always someone who will be there even if it is to sit next to you in silence.
Here are some services and helplines that can help if you are struggling with loneliness and also help with your mental health.
VAO Adult Befriending Services - 01856 872897
Samaritans - 116 123
SANEline - 0300 304 700
National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK - 0800 689 5652
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - 0800 58 58 58
Switchboard 0300 330 0630