People of all ages are feeling the impact of loneliness at the moment. Covid-19, the lockdowns and the tier system have left many of us cut off from family and friends.
There are many different reasons you might be feeling lonely as a parent or carer. New parents may have been unable to access the usual groups, family, and friends to support them.
You may have experienced the loss of a partner or loved one, or the end of a relationship. Many single parents have found it tough to access their normal support network. And some working parents have had to spend time working from home, or been furloughed. Self-isolation and restrictions can rule out leaving the house or meeting friends.
Whatever the reason for any feelings of loneliness, there are lots ways to look after yourself. Here are some ideas for coping with those low moments:
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