NHS Orkney has set up a dedicated helpline for people to use to book a test – 01856 888211. The service is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 7pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 12pm.
“there is a difference between being isolated and feeling lonely. People who feel lonely have a different experience and studies show this can have significant detrimental effects on long-term mental health.”
Coping with isolation,confinement and extreme settings.
Today’s poem is Empty Streets by Matthew Holloway, rather fitting with the current state of affairs.
“That’s one good thing about the Internet and modern technology – people can be in contact that way”
Loneliness takes many forms but in all its forms it can be crippling.
Help shape The Scottish Governments new Loneliness and isolation strategy.