Janet often goes to the supermarket just to have someone to speak to, if she did not, she believes she could go for months without talking.Read the full story ›
Prime minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness, an idea recommended by murdered MP Jo Cox.Read the full story ›
The report concludes that nine million adults suffer from constant loneliness, which is as harmful to health as obesity or smoking.Read the full story ›
Childline provided the equivalent of 11 counselling sessions a day in 2016/17, 4,063 in total, to youngsters suffering from loneliness.Read the full story ›
The Tonight programme investigates if it is really possible to reverse the ageing process.Read the full story ›
- ITV News report by Olivia Kinsley
Around one in eight people diagnosed with cancer feel they have lost touch with friends as a result of the disease, according to a survey by Macmillan Cancer Support.
The charity says that talking to close friends and relatives is important for sufferers dealing with the illness - but not enough people are getting the support they need.
Older people's helpline The Silver Line said it had received one call a minute every day between Christmas and New Year.Read the full story ›
The effect loneliness has on the heart is similar to that seen in people who suffer anxiety or have stressful jobs, new research suggests.Read the full story ›
More than a third of older people are suffering from loneliness, two leading charities have said.Read the full story ›
Charity Director-General for Age UK, Michelle Mitchell, has told Daybreak that there are massive benefits of younger and older people getting together and sharing experience and skills.