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Feeling lonely

Boy feeling lonely despite being next to a group of people

Lonely feels like no one is there for you or wants to be around you

You don’t have to be alone to feel lonely – you can feel lonely in a crowd of people or even sitting right next to someone!

Dog watches family eat dinner inside as he sits in his kennel outside

Everybody feels lonely sometimes

It’s not something that just happens to kids. Grown ups, old people, and probably even your dog, all have times when they feel lonely.

Lonely boy watches on as everyone plays

When have you felt lonely?

You could feel lonely if you were moving to a new school and had to make new friends. Or maybe if your family and friends are too busy to play with you.

Girl listening to music on her own

Being alone means time for you!

Did you know there are lots of activities that are fun to do when you’re alone? Like reading, watching TV, listening to music and drawing. What else could you do on your own?

Girl telling teacher she feels lonely

When feeling lonely is too hard

If you feel lonely for a long time it might make you feel very sad. It’s good to talk to someone about how you are feeling so they can help you.

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You are not alone

We can help you when you’re feeling lonely - give us a call, send an email or start a WebChat.

You can also check out Head to Health for other digital services and resources.

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