Information, support and signposting for young people who might be experiencing loneliness in Scotland, brought to you by Young Scot’s Youth Loneliness Panel.
Youth Loneliness Blogs
Blogs on tackling Youth Loneliness, written by young people for young people. Hear from other young Scots about tackling youth loneliness and the issues that matter most to them.
Ally on…Tackling Loneliness Through Art
Ally shares with us her experience of loneliness and how she decided to deal with it through visual art.
Hannah on…Getting Better at Small Talk
Hannah explains a bit about what small talk is and why it can be difficult for some people, along with…
Lara on… Overcoming Loneliness
In this blog Lara shares her personal advice on how to deal with and overcome feelings of loneliness.
Kira on… Balancing Responsibilities with Sport
Kira shares her experience as a young carer and how focusing on sport helped her balance responsibilities and combat loneliness.
Jahan On… Moving From Pakistan to Scotland
Jahan explains her journey moving from Pakistan to Scotland and how the changes and differences in culture, language, heritage and…
Ashely On… The Importance of Black History Month
Ashely explains how some people may feel isolated due to the colour of their skin, and why that makes Black…
Mehr-un-Nisa on… Loneliness doesn’t have to be permanent.
Mehr-un-Nisa shares her story of how writing has helped with overcoming feelings of loneliness.
Alasdair on…Getting Out of the House
Alasdair talks about some of the things you can do to get out of your house and make the most…
Theo on… How To Treat Disabled People
Theo explains their journey of becoming disabled during lockdown and the ableism they faced. They also share some insight into…
Maria On… Culture, Identity and Loneliness
Maria shares her journey with loneliness and how it made her distance herself from her culture.
How to Help Someone if They're Feeling Lonely
Information on how to support a friend or someone you know if they’re experiencing loneliness or feeling alone.
The Youth Loneliness Panel's Fave Inspirational Quotes
Young people from the Young Scot Youth Loneliness Panel share their favourite quotes that inspire them when they’re feeling lonely.
What are the Causes of Loneliness?
Loneliness has many different causes, which vary from person to person. We don’t always understand what it is about an…
Stats and Facts About Youth Loneliness
There has been lots of research about young people and loneliness over the last decade. The Young Scot Youth Loneliness…
Top Tips on Tackling Loneliness
Melissa from Young Scot’s #YSHealth Panel shares her tips on how to feel less lonely.
Volunteer with #YSHive
A great way to meet new people and connect with others on common interested is to volunteer! Check out our…
A New Report on Tackling Youth Loneliness in Scotland
View the report and recommendations from Young Scot and Co-op’s Youth Loneliness Panel in Scotland.
What Loneliness Actually is and How to Recognise it
Young people from the Young Scot Youth Loneliness Panel share their interpretation of loneliness and how to spot the signs…
How to Tell Someone You're Feeling Lonely
Young people from the Young Scot Youth Loneliness Panel share their top tips for sharing you’re feeling lonely with someone.
Combating Feelings of Loneliness and Isolation
There are many things that you can do both alone and with others that may help to relieve feelings of…