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Advice for Coping with Loneliness

If you’re experiencing an eating disorder, it might feel like a lonely time.

You may be avoiding social situations or feel like others are against you.

In turn, isolation can exacerbate feelings of shame and rejection.

If these feelings are familiar, you may be wondering 'what can I do?'

Our tips for dealing with feelings of loneliness:

When you're experiencing loneliness, or other difficult emotions, it can be easy to turn to unhealthy habits so, you might find it helpful to have a go-to list of ways to distract yourself from the urge to use eating disorder behaviours, or from other difficult thoughts and feelings.

We've created a list of BLAST distraction techniques to help you through feelings of; Boredom, Loneliness, Anger, Stress and Tiredness.

*May 9 - 15 is Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 - the week is hosted by Mental Health Foundation and this year, they're focusing on loneliness. For more information on the week, visit mentalhealth.org.uk