Ending Loneliness for young people: 'I was in the most sociable job and yet I felt incredibly isolated.'

Finola Fitzpatrick.

Finola Fitzpatrick.

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For five months reporter Finola Fitzpatrick has been leading our Ending Loneliness campaign, which has now attracted the support of 40 organisations and encouraged readers across all age groups to reach out and access support.

Inspired by the extraordinary people she has met through the campaign who have spoken out about their experiences of loneliness, Finola has decided to write about her own isolation as a 22-year-old living away from home - hoping to show other young people that feeling lonely is not something to feel ashamed of, or embarrassed about.

Finola Fitzpatrick.

Finola Fitzpatrick.