Lots of people feel lonely sometimes, but reaching out to your friends, family or colleagues is a great way to stay connected.
New research shows that two thirds of Brits (64%) have felt lonely in the past year. You can feel lonely in a crowd, at work, or with your friends and closest family. But if this loneliness and isolation becomes persistent, it can pose a significant risk to our health and wellbeing.
We know that worries about loneliness and social isolation are very common in people who contact Samaritans: it's the second most common concern expressed when men talk to us, and fourth most common from women.
However, 9 out of 10 people (87%) say that getting together with someone over a cup of tea would help them feel less lonely, and we know that connecting and spending time with friends and family can help improve your mental wellbeing.
We think that's a great reason to have a Brew Monday and share the warmth by reaching out to your friends, family or your colleagues.
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Loneliness: the facts and figures
The state of the nation
Two thirds of Brits (64%) have felt lonely in the past year
25-34-year-olds experience the highest levels of loneliness (82%)
More than half of Brits (52%) believe there is a stigma attached to being lonely
Share the warmth
9 in 10 (87%) said catching up over a cup of tea would help them feel less lonely