Help The British Red Cross Tackle Loneliness Digitally

The British Red Cross has launched Tackling Loneliness Digitally, which focuses on helping those who are at greater risk of experiencing loneliness and isolation as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

They have created resources designed to help build confidence, coping skills and connections.

New online resources to help empower people who may be feeling lonely and provide them with tools and advice on how to reach out during lockdown. These are free and there are resources for both adults and children and young people

New Loneliness Digital Classrooms where participants can explore how it might feel to be lonely or isolated and learn skills to help others who may be experiencing loneliness. There are two sessions available, one for 10-19 year olds and one for adults aged 19+. Email or call 0344 412 2734 to book a place.

The Kind Place is a new 6-part podcast series featuring people who are experiencing loneliness getting together to discuss what it actually means to be lonely; what it feels like, how it comes about, and what they’re doing to get through it.

Support line for anyone finding it hard to cope, or is worried, lonely or anxious. The British Red Cross has free and confidential coronavirus support line on 0808 196 3651 where friendly volunteers are available, 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm.