For more ways to get support or for more information on Loneliness you might find the following resources helpful:

The Essentials of Safe Independent Living (For Seniors)

Bella Mackie’s book “Jog On” on how running helped her with anxiety

Resources for Worship – These resources can be used to highlight the issue of loneliness in your church or other faith community group.

Samaritans – “Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.”
Visit Samaritans website | Tel: 08457 90 90 90

Mind’s Loneliness Resource Pack

Campaign to end loneliness

Books on Loneliness

The Lonely City by Olivia Lang 

Freedom From Loneliness: 52 Ways to Stop Feeling Lonely
by Jennifer Page

Loneliness: Human Nature and the need for Social Connection
by John T. Cacioppo & William Patrick

Other resources:

Vision issues can negatively impact your mental health. Struggling to see clearly is frustrating, and can make everyday life harder. In turn, this can sometimes lead to depression, anxiety, and social withdrawal.

NVISION Eye Centers – a community of surgeons, optometrist partners, and employees dedicated to helping people live better by seeing better – recently published a guide on various mental health challenges that come with having vision impairment including causes, treatment, and resources for those struggling to find help:

https://www.nvisioncenters.com/education/mental-health-guide/