Tackling loneliness

Feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health. If you are feeling lonely, you may want to get more involved in your community or volunteer to help others. There are many activities that you can get involved with in Central Bedfordshire.

Things you can do in Central Bedfordshire


Leisure centres

Find your local leisure centre.


You can contact Silver Line on 0800 4 70 80 90 (24-hour helpline) if you need to talk to someone and get some help.

This is helpful if you are not able to get active to socialise. You can call them any time for a friendly chat or for advice and information.

Independent Age offers a number of guides that may help you if you are feeling lonely, or you know a friend or relative who might be. It also offers you the opportunity to volunteer and help others who may also feel isolated. You can download the booklet, If you’re feeling lonely, from Independent Age's website