A Young Parent Guide to Loneliness

This guide, on young parents’ experiences of loneliness, has been developed by the Mental Health Foundation and The Lullaby Trust.

The top tips have been informed by young parents from across the UK, including 342 responses to a survey and a focus group with young parents.

This guide covers:

  • What is loneliness?
  • Tips for when feeling: under pressure when comparing to others; stigmatised and stereotyped; socially isolated and excluded; unsure of who you are.
Cover of the Loneliness A Young Parent Guide

More about how the Mental Health Foundation is supporting young mothers with their mental health

Young Mums Connect

Amplifying Maternal Voices Project

Where to find support

Little Lullaby, a service of The Lullaby Trust, provides a space where young parents and parents-to-be can chat, tell their story and support each other through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Find out more about Little Lullaby and how you can get involved (PDF)

If you are struggling with your mental health, please reach out and talk to someone. You can call the Samaritans for free on 116 123 – their phone lines are open all day every day. You could also speak to your doctor, midwife or health visitor.

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