Since then, he's developed a friendship group through gaming and has friends in Texas, Sweden and the UK - and they've met up several times in the lonelijess too. For Lydia it was made even more difficult because of the pandemic.
The year-old got a new job in Spain in July and struggled to find friends. Find out more about peer support on the Mind website try the 6 ways to feel happierwhich are simple lifestyle changes to help you feel more in control and able to cope.
Lydia matched with Anna, also 24, and from the UK. Someone she knew recommended the friendship app Bumble BFF.
Things you can try to help with loneliness Do try talking about your feelings to a friend, family member, health professional or counsellor. I know almost everything about all of them.
It wasn't just Lil who benefitted from Megan's weekly visits. You could also contact Samaritanscall: or : jo samaritans. The office for national statistics ONS spoke to more than 4, people in Britain and a quarter said they are always, often or sometimes lonely.
He fee chat now his first gaming friends when he started playing Minecraft at The year-old got a flyer through her door from the charity Together Co, which has a befriending service. So with Covid restrictions still in place and winter looming, how can you beat loneliness? Let's go and do something together.
She contacted them and was set up with Lil, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to young people about how they have tackled it - from finding friends online, bonding froups Minecraft or simply calling mum. She says being a teen mum was very lonely as she didn't know anyone her age who was a parent.