Lonely in a Sea of People

Loneliness is different from being alone. It's a subjective, complex feeling, often difficult to articulate.

For me #loneliness is:

  • When scrolling through #LinkedIn feeling internal anguish because I had intended to write a polished blog on loneliness for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek but instead sat staring at a blank screen feeling like I’ve let myself down

  • When the dial switches from internal despair and disappointment to momentary empowerment, accompanied by a spurt of adrenaline, which most days coincides with the time my husband comes downstairs at the end of his workday – when I know that if I don’t jump on the opportunity of energy and focus, I’ll feel worse

  • When I just can’t press send on an email and can’t explain in any rational way why

  • When I get a call from #AccessToWork reminding me to put in a case for support in the full knowledge that it will be rejected because in their eyes my business is not viable

  • When I’m faced with the people who care about me, and I can’t explain why I feel the way I do


Loneliness is different from being alone. It's a subjective, complex feeling, often difficult to articulate. What can we do?


Sarah Burrell Inclusion has put together a resource bundle designed to support us all talk more openly about Mental Health, including:

  • Proactive Approach to Staff Wellbeing

  • Let's Talk about Mental Health infographic

Check it out here Mental Health Awareness Resource Bundle

#mentalhealthawareness #WorkplaceWellbeing #LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth #TheElephantInTheRoom #ProActiveWellbeing #StaffWellbeing #InclusiveLeadership #InclusiveCulture

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