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The Impact of Loneliness

Natalie Scott 07/01/2020 0Uncategorized

The Impact of Loneliness

 

Working, studying, and balancing a social life can be tricky, and 2020 has meant we spend less time with friends and for many of us, we have had to put our outdoor hobbies and group activities on hold.

 

While restrictions are easing from state to state each week, you may still be feeling lonely. Perhaps, even before COVID-19 you may have felt that you just do not have the energy to socialise or make time for the things you enjoy.

 

Feeling disconnected and lonely can leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and disengaged.

 

Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for:

 

  • Feeling withdrawn from friends and family
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Not getting things done at work/school
  • Taking up unhealthy habits such as junk food or smoking
  • Negative thoughts
  • Tired all the time
  • Sick and run down
  • Sleep problems
  • Loss or change of appetite

 

To learn more the impacts of loneliness, organisations such as Beyond Blue, Lifeline and Headspace have valuable free information on their websites to guide you through this tough time. Please remember TABMA is here to support you through your apprenticeship and traineeship so drop us a line anytime. If you or someone you know needs help please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. For crisis assistance, call 000.

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