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Pinpoint Devon for services and support in your community

Take advantage of services that tackle loneliness

Meet new people…

There are many opportunities for you to meet people that you have more in common with. Try the links below to discover just some of the huge range of community and social groups in Devon.

Start a conversation…

It’s often the small things that make our day that little bit better. A smile, a ‘hello’ or even a brief chat while waiting in a queue.

Although it’s hard to step outside of your comfort zone, starting a ‘British’ conversation about the weather could be the perfect ice-breaker.

Who knows where it might lead?

…dedicate your time

Feeling lonely can affect your confidence but it’s never too late to learn a new skill or make new friends.

Dedicating your time to activities such as volunteering, starting a new hobby or joining a local club are all great ways to reconnect with people and distract yourself from unwanted feelings.

Nine ways to feel less lonely

Time to Talk aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve wellbeing

Time to Talk

Men in Sheds supports older men who want to share and learn new skills

Find a shed

The Campaign to End Loneliness

The Campaign aims to make a difference to older people’s lives by ensuring that people at risk are supported and that services and activities for these people are as effective as possible.

You can find out more about the Campaign and find advice and information about loneliness at The Campaign to End Loneliness.

Mind – For better mental health

The Mind website explains loneliness and provides practical suggestions for what you can do.

Mind – How to cope with loneliness