Children feeling invisible and isolated but we've got support from Childline
Thousands of young people are reaching out to Childline for help with feelings of loneliness and isolation as they struggle with the pressures of growing up in today's society.
Childline began recording loneliness as a specific issue of concern after counsellors saw a rise in young people who felt invisible, misunderstood or isolated last year.
Who's calling Childline about loneliness?
Figures from Childline revealed that there were 4,063 counselling sessions about loneliness last year (2016/17). Of these, 73% of counselling sessions were with girls1.