Tackling Loneliness

Gateshead Older People's Assembly is a charity for over 50s, existing to improve the health and maintain the independence of their members.


The charity has been set up to support over 50s both mentally and physically through socialising, exercising and learning.


"Laughing, talking, good food, exercise and having good friends is a form of medicine, so the Older People's Assembly is a big medicine"


The People's Assembly is there for anyone who may be feeling lonely or may have even recently lost people who they were close to. 

If you would like to find out more or get involved call them on

0191 438 1721. 


Age UK Gateshead Social Groups


Age UK provides different Social Groups for the older people of Gateshead who may be feeling lonely or isolated. 


The 'Ladies Day' and 'Men's Group' offer the chance for people who are feeling lonely to get out and visit venues around Gateshead and a little further afield. This may involve having really great pub food with new friends, taking part in a yoga/pilates class and much more.


For more information about the Age UK Social Groups and payment costs, call them on 0191 477 3559 or email advice@ageukgateshead.org.uk

Tackling Loneliness
Better Health Every Mind Matters

Better Health: Every Mind Matters


Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and it can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.


It’s important to remember that these feelings can pass and that there are lots of ways we can help each other too.  


Fancy a cuppa? Fancy a walk? Sometimes reaching out to each other with as little as three words can make a big difference.  


As part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are encouraging people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ by taking a simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. If we do this regularly, we can all help to lift each other up.  


Find out how you can help to lift someone out of loneliness. 

 Click here for further NHS advice on ways to overcome loneliness and other services available to help you connect with others. 

*Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a doctor please call us to book an appoinment on 0191 488 3200, or book online here /the NHS App*