Loneliness and staying connected this winter

The winter months can be a lonely time.

Here are some tips on how to stay connected this winter and fight off those feelings of loneliness:

Pick up the phone

Set aside time to call someone for a chat. It doesn’t need to be anything significant or for a long time; just a quick hello and catch up can help you feel connected.

Send someone a card

Sending a card to someone can let them know that you care and you are thinking of them. Download one of Health in Mind’s Hello postcards here: https://bit.ly/3DQ5uoS

Make fun winter plans!

There are plenty of activities you can book into your diary to try out. Crisp winter walks, trying a new recipe, reading a classic book you know you will enjoy, or even doing some winter crafts. See our origami page for some inspiration: LINK.

Take time for self-care

Taking time to do some self-care can help you relax and counteract the negative feelings connected to loneliness. This could be having a dance around your home, running a bath, watching your favourite film or cosying up with a hot drink.

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