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.
In everyday life, you can experience loneliness as a parent in many ways:
Whatever the reason for any feelings of loneliness, there are lots ways to look after yourself.
We take your safety and privacy seriously
You don’t have to share your details with us – there are lots of reasons why you might want to remain anonymous, which we will respect. All calls are confidential, and we will always seek your agreement before we share any of your details with other organisations. The only time we will share information without your consent is if we think there is a life-threatening situation, or if you or someone else might be at risk of significant harm. On these occasions we may need to contact the Police, Ambulance Service or Children’s Social Care.
We also share anonymised data with the commissioners of this service. By using Parent Talk, you understand and give your explicit consent to this.
Your email address will not be used for any reason beyond giving you parenting information, support and advice.