I'm feeling lonely

I feel isolated, like I'm missing out. It's like I'm not being invited to the party.

In The Moment

Feelings of lonliness often aren’t based in reality, and you can make a big change to this sensation by simply reaching out to someone and telling them how you feel.

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Doll Hospital Magazine

A collection of personal, intimate interviews and stories of others’ struggles with their mental health.

 

Doll Hospital “encourages work with an intersectional focus as the history of mental health is so closely tied to the history of race, class, gender identity, sexuality, colonialism, chronic illness, and disability.”

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The Heart Podcast

An audio art project about intimacy and humanity. This critically acclaimed podcast and website are run by an all-female team of writers, artists and radio makers.

 

“Personal documentary work about bodies, love, power dynamics, and all of the invisible things in the air between humans.”

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Headspace Guide to Meditation, on Netflix

Headspace Guide to Meditation is a new Netflix show, narrated by the gentle voice of Headspace co-founder and ex-Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicombe.

 

If you’re new to meditation and mindfulness, this show gives you the tools and guidance to start the journey to a calmer you. It also includes some lovely animations, which are super relaxing to watch as you slowly unwind.

 

Perfect viewing before bed or after work.

Do

Join a Mental Health Support Group

Joining a support group for depression can be a really good way of seeking help and feeling less alone.

 

Being with others dealing with depression can go a long way in reducing your sense of isolation. You can also encourage each other, give and receive advice on how to cope, and share your experiences.

 

There are tonnes of support groups out there, on both a local and national level, so we’d suggest having a quick google and finding the right place for you. Rethink Mental Illness offer a postcode search function to locate your nearest groups and Mind has an extensive directory which lists over 300 groups that you can approach.

Talk

Rethink Mental Illness Charity

Rethink Mental Illness offer support and advice for people living with mental illness.

 

Phone: 0808 801 0525 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)