Loneliness is an emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. It typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other people. Loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people. Feeling lonely is part of being human, but when it persists it can adversely affect your mental health, for example making you feel anxious about talking with others, causing a lack motivation to stay in touch with people, or feeling affected by stigma around your mental health.
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The National Algerian Centre aims to provide activities and services to the Algerian community in the UK as well as promoting the unique traditions and diverse culture of Algeria to the wider public.
We offer a wide range of support to help you permanently overcome issues that may be holding you or your family back. Our team will spend time listening to you, considering what sort of support you need and how we may be able to help. We tailor our support to each individual and our clients are always welcome to return to us again in future.
- Our voices - raising the voices of people aged 60+ to ensure they have a say in issues that affect them.
We serve people in Camden, 60 years and over, on low incomes, who live on their own, are socially isolated or who may be living with a long-term health condition or disability. Activities include weekly socials, Art, craft, drama, Ukulele music, choir, cycling, dance, tai chi, yoga, chair-based exercises, health talks and much more. Our members also benefit from reduced priced events, tea dances and coach trips.
We are a confidential listening, support and practical information service for students in London and Open University. You can talk to us about anything – big or small – in complete confidence. We won’t judge you or tell you how to run your life: we’ll simply listen to whatever is on your mind.
All our volunteers are students themselves, who have undergone extensive training and who understand that university life isn’t always plain sailing.
Stuart Low Trust (SLT) is a health promotion charity based in Islington, but open to all. Our mission is to ensure that local people, especially those experiencing social isolation or mental distress, have access to the support they need for better health and wellbeing.
We are a charity running choirs for people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and other challenges such as recovery or discrimination. In London, we run a weekly choir in Kentish Town.
We offer free and confidential help and advice for young people aged 12 to 24, and their parents and carers. Our work includes counselling and psychotherapy, multisystemic therapy and parenting programmes for parents and carers of 12 to 16-year-olds with difficult behaviour.
The Brandon Reach project service is for those who have lost their child through special guardianship or adoption and we offer individual therapy, group work, collective action, supportive counselling and signposting and linking to other services.
There are programmes for under 5s; young people and those over 55. Activities are focused around responding to local needs, and encouraging people from all walks of life to get involved in activities which will build social cohesion. The over 55s programme is run from the Millman Street Community Centre, which includes performance, arts and crafts, and excercise.
During the coronavirus outbreak affecting the UK, Maiden Lane Community Centre management has decided to close the Centre and suspend Centre-related activities until further notice. In response to the COVID- 19 outbreak Maiden Lane Community Centre is working with a range of partners to re-open our Food Bank.
Swiss Cottage Community Centre provides facilities for recreation and leisure-time activities with the aim of maintaining and improving the conditions of life for the residents of Swiss Cottage. There are activities and support for the over 60s including a social club and exercise, a dedicated play area for under 5's, language classes including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), a range of holistic therapies, room hire, and a community cafe with outdoor terrace.
We are a community association based near Mornington Crescent Station. We offer something for all ages, including outings, classes and coffee for over 60s in their Golden Years, Stay & Play and nursery provision for pre-school children, and exercise for all ages, especially if you're not so fit and need a little boost towards getting healthy.
The British Red Cross Camden Reablement service provides short-term practical and emotional support to vulnerable and isolated people at home. Read about the Red Cross's work in London and its Support at Home service in Camden.
If you are a health and social care commissioner, please look at our information for commissioners.