Loneliness: a guide for teachers and education staff

For Mental Health Awareness Week we have put together this guide, in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, to help you recognise the signs of loneliness in yourself and others and ways to support each other. 

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Loneliness is something we can all experience, at any point of our lives. We can feel lonely, whether we are alone or surrounded by people. 

Research has shown chronic or long-term feelings of loneliness can lead to both physical and mental health problems.

It is crucial that those working in education recognise the signs of loneliness in themselves and others, so they build connections or access support if they need to.

In this guide for teachers and education staff we:

  • unpack the concept of loneliness; what it is, the different types of loneliness
  • explore some ways to support ourselves and peers

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