Organisations for loneliness

Age UK

Love later life

Age UK are a fabulous charity both if you looking for help or to help. They run wonderful services and can help with financial matters and health and well being. They have a wonderful befriending service for those without many friends or family. See the Ways to help page

Similar to Age UK but not as "big". They do "befriending" in Kettering, unlike Age UK, so it's better in that sense. Befriending is when they partner you up with someone and they come and visit you perhaps once a week for a few hours and just chat and keep you company. You can also find a telephone buddy! It has a helpline and can help you in so many ways.

The Site

Your guide to the real world

A site aimed at young people. This website is for many things but loneliness is one of them. It has links to disussion boards where you can talk to others and can point you in the right direction. It is also a great source for help on mental health and youth issues.

Whatever your problems or feeling, the Samaritans can help you. Whether you are suicidal, depressed, lonely, whatever your issue, call the Samaritans. 

Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (24hrs a day 265 days a year)

Depression Alliance/Friends in Need

Good friends who understand depression can be a life-line. Friends in Need is a free and supportive community for everyone affected by depression, so you don’t have to go through it alone. You can find new friends in your local area and online, so you’ll always have a safe and friendly space when you need it most.