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Having friendship and support in our lives is fundamental to our wellbeing. If we are socially isolated or excluded and unable to make the connections we want, we can feel lonely. And while loneliness is not a mental health issue in itself, it can cause mental health problems that seriously impact our health, wellbeing, productivity, and self-esteem.
We can help
At Open Door we run three chat cafés. Friendly, welcoming groups where you can connect with other people who genuinely understand how you are feeling – whether that’s feeling lonely, dealing with cancer or struggling with grief.
Over a hot drink you can simply talk, about whatever matters to you in that moment. Research shows that talking has real benefits:
- It will make you feel lighter – a problem shared is a problem halved.
- It can reduce stress – letting off some steam.
- It can make you feel closer to people – that people care about you.
- You might get some ideas on help that you weren’t aware of.
- It can help give you a better perspective. Talking with someone neutral means no agendas.
If you think you could do with a chat, or know someone else who might then come along to any of our Chat Cafés. You will be warmly welcomed!
The Chat Café
Cancer Support Group
In the UK, every two minutes, someone receives the devastating news that they have cancer. This life changing moment affects not only that person’s expectations of their life, but also those of family and friends.