S4 E2: Loneliness

S4 E2: Loneliness

By Mental Health Foundation

Today we’re talking about loneliness. About what it means to feel lonely, how it affects our mental health, who experiences it and what we can do to cope with it. 

Trigger warning: this episode mentions suicidal feelings*

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 Guests on the show today? 

Carol: Guest, retired person from Norfolk 
Calum Scott: Guest, multi-platinum singer-songwriter
Bex: Guest, young queer person from North Scotland 
Catherine Seymour: Head of Research, Mental Health Foundation 

Meet the ‘Let’s Talk: Mental Health’ team:  

Jennie, Bethan and Tim pull on their own lived experience of mental health, their time working with mental health charities or services and their ability to connect with people to deliver an insightful podcast filled with kindness and support.  

Jennie Walker is the big talker (Podcast Host and Co-Producer). Bethan Buswell is the curious one (Podcast Co-Producer). Tim Butcher is the behind-the-scenes guy (Podcast Editor).  

Episode links: 

Mental Health Awareness Week: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/mhawLoneliness research: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/loneliness-research Tips to cope with loneliness: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/loneliness-help-advice The Great Grief Trust: www.thegoodgrieftrust.org Calum Scott&aposs latest music, tour dates and more: https://www.calumscott.com/ 

This podcast is brought to you by the Mental Health Foundation. It is a space for our guests to discuss their personal experience and express their opinions. Our guests’ opinions are their own and are not an official stance of the Mental Health Foundation. 

Need support?
Call a helpline: Samaritans are available 24/7 for free on 116 123 (UK) and whatever you’re going through, they’re here to face it with you.  

Text a helpline: If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support - but prefer to text than chat then reach out to Crisis Text Line by texting Shout to 85258 (UK).  

Get emergency support: If you are thinking about ending your life, please call 999 (UK) or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. There are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe dist

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