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What you need to know about "Loneliness"

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Being lonely can be really hard to deal with – it usually feels like you don’t have anyone there for you. Loneliness can be caused by lots of different things, and it would be too difficult to cover them all, but nobody should have to be alone or feel lonely. Everyone deserves support and someone to listen to them.

If you do feel like you have nobody to talk to, there are helplines you can call to talk about your feelings, or you could do things to make new friends like joining a sport group or a social group, or challenging yourself to talk to a new person at school.


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