Connect through volunteering
Volunteering can be an amazing way to combat loneliness – it can help you to connect with others and make you feel like you’re part of a community.
“I signed up to volunteer with The Mix as a small way to give back, by offering emotional support to those that don’t have a support network or are unable to easily talk about their feelings. But this year, it’s been a coping mechanism for me, to feel connected to other people, and by knowing that in a small way, I am helping others feel better.”
(Alice, a Mix volunteer)
At The Mix we have a variety of different volunteering roles which can give you a chance to get involved with the work The Mix does, connect with other young people and be part of a lovely, supportive team.
Join our group chats
Our watch club might be finished for now, but you can still come along to our group chats to talk about films, music or anything that’s on your mind. Group chats are a safe space for anyone aged 11-25 to come and share thoughts, hang out and enjoy the company. We may also be running some more watch clubs soon with NOW, so watch this space!
30 ways to combat loneliness
Loneliness doesn’t need to be something you cope with on your own; there are lots of things you can do to help you look after your mental health and connect with others who are going through the same thing you are. We asked young people to give us their top tips for the ways they cope with loneliness – watch our video to find out more!
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