It’s a part of life. Let’s talk about it. #EveryMindMatters

Feeling lonely is completely normal. Many of us can feel lonely while checking our social media, on our own or with others.

  • Sometimes admitting we feel lonely can be hard but it’s important to remember that many others experience similar feelings of loneliness too, and that this feeling can pass.
  • If you are feeling lonely, or know someone else who is, there are plenty of simple, affordable actions you can take, such as:
    • going for a walk with someone
    • inviting someone out for a coffee and a chat
    • finding out about affordable events nearby
    • going along to a gym class or playing in a sports team
    • joining a society or local community group to meet like-minded people
    • reaching out to those around you so you can both feel the benefits of in-person social

Find more support and advice on the Better Health – Every Mind Matters Loneliness web page to help yourself or others who might be feeling lonely: Loneliness – Every Mind Matters – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Social Prescribing

Social Prescribing helps you to explore services, groups and activities that can support you to improve your health and emotional wellbeing. Find out more and book to see our Social Prescriber: Social Prescribers – Oldwood Surgery & Battle Health Centre

Helping Hands in Robertsbridge

Helping Hands is a group of local volunteers who are working to help those in Robertsbridge and Salehurst who need assistance with a variety of small jobs. Find out more or get involved yourself by visiting their website: https://www.robertsbridgehelpinghands.co.uk/ 

Local clubs and groups

There are a variety of local clubs and groups you can join in Robertsbridge, Battle and the surrounding areas. Visit these websites to find out what is going on in your area:

“Just Friends” Social Support

“Just Friends” organises social meetings, walking groups and a lunch each month in each branch. In addition members can enjoy events including Tea Parties and various outings. They are based in Bexhill, Hastings, Eastbourne and Newhaven. Find out more by visiting their website: Just Friends – Don’t be shy, give us a try (just-friends.uk)

Date published: 25th March, 2024
Date last updated: 4th June, 2024