Blue Monday is a notoriously difficult day; however, this year is undoubtedly going to be harder than ever before, with over half (55%) of Brits currently feeling lonelier than they have at any other time in their life.
That’s according to new research from Buzz Bingo. The UK’s largest bingo operator surveyed 2,000 Brits and has found that over half (57%) have felt lonely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The sobering research reveals that on average, Brits haven’t met friends in real life for four months or family in three-and-a-half months. In fact, almost one in five (19%) haven’t met a friend in person in the last 7-12 months, whilst 13% haven’t seen family in this time.
Millennials are feeling the effects more than any other generation, with a staggering 74% saying they’ve felt lonely during the last year compared to the 57% national average and 45% of baby boomers.
Aston spoke to Dr Rob Hicks to discuss this research further, talk about the impact its having on the nation and provide tips on how to look after yourself at this time.
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