We’d like to speak to people who have suffered serious loneliness in the past, but have found ways to reconnect

There’s no doubt loneliness is a serious problem – in 2014, Britain was named the loneliness capital of Europe, with a significant proportion of us having no one to rely on in a crisis, and suffering from a lack of friends and contacts in our local area. It’s an issue that affects people of all ages, races and classes, and can have serious consequences for both our mental and physical health.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".