Many people experience loneliness during the festive period. Below are some resources to support you through the period, as well as some fun distractions.
- View our Wellbeing Collection on loneliness, anxiety and stress. It includes books like Surviving lockdown: Human nature in social isolation.
- On Twitter, you can follow the tag @DeStressMonday and hashtag #DeStressMonday, which offer free techniques and guides which you can use to manage and reduce stress.
- The Campaign to End Loneliness offers some suggestions for helping you cope with loneliness. You can also follow them on Twitter.
- The NHS has produced a list of ideas to help you if you are feeling lonely during the coronavirus outbreak.
- The Red Cross has developed a wellbeing and resilience toolkit to help you increase your wellbeing, strengthen your resilience and become more connected.
- Building connections helps students explore the loneliness and connection. The lesson plan includes, PowerPoints for use in class, starter activities, and a film to support the activities.
- This resource, from What Works Wellbeing, provides tips for helping your project reduce loneliness.
- The Lonely Hour is a podcast about loneliness, in which people open up about their struggles with loneliness and isolation. Sometimes, it’s helpful to hear that we’re not alone in these feelings, and encouraging to learn how others deal with it.
Humour and distraction activities
Mind, the charity for better mental health has collected a range of resources to help you distract yourself if you are finding it difficult to process what you are going through, and these include practical activities, websites and apps, and games and puzzles.
For more resources to support your wellbeing, try another of the 12 Days of Christmas.