Loneliness and social isolation

Loneliness and isolation became more and more evident in our daily lives over the past year. People of all ages can experience loneliness and isolation, but there may be a new appreciation of the difficulties faced by individuals for whom loneliness and isolation were a reality before the pandemic. Here are some resources that explain the differences between types of loneliness and isolation, as well as further sources of help.

  • Meddwl.org

    A comprehensive Welsh-language site which offers articles, links and supportive information for those who are living with mental health issues.


  • Reach Out Project

    A Youth Cymru project funded by the Co-op Centre to tackle loneliness amongst young people across Wales, with details of local projects.


    Twitter: @youthcymru

  • Centre for Innovative Ageing - Loneliness

    Clear information from Dr Deborah Morgan of the Centre explaining the difference between loneliness and social isolation, including advice on how to support people.

    Blog post and useful support from Dr Deborah Morgan

  • Mind Cymru - Loneliness

    A clear and supportive resource to help you work out what lies behind your feelings of loneliness, whatever your age.


  • Ageing Well in Wales

    Really useful resources for older people if you feel lonely or isolated.


  • Age Cymru

    One of the main charities there to support ageing well. They have groups and activities across Wales, so contact them either through the helpline or have a look at the website which ahs a lot of useful free information on a range of issues.

    0300 303 44 98


  • Older People's Commissioner for Wales

    The Older People's Commissioner for Wales protects and promotes the rights of older people throughout Wales, scrutinising and influencing a wide range of policy and practice to improve their lives.If you have a problem and need help and support, then please contact the Commissioner's Casework Team to find out how they can assist you, but also they have details of all kinds of activities and information out there to support ageing well in Wales.


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