Two-thirds of UK adults 'have none to talk to about problems'
London: Two-thirds of UK adults feel they have nobody to talk to about their problems, a survey said on Thursday, days after the government appointed the first-ever minister to tackle the growing problem of loneliness.
Of the 2,500 people who participated in the survey, 66 per cent said they had no one to speak to about mental health, relationships or money.
Difficulty finding the right time or place to talk were given as reasons behind the trend, the survey by mental health campaign 'Time to Change' said.
The campaign's director Sue Baker said hard work was needed by everyone to break down "barriers to talking".
More than a third (36 per cent) of those questioned said they could never find the right time to raise their problems, while 28 per cent said they had not spoken to anybody as they could not find anywhere appropriate to raise their concerns, the BBC reported. Just over 22 per cent said they had waited for a year for the "perfect" moment to discuss their issues.
The survey results were released to coincide with Time to Talk Day, which is backed by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Baker said: "People still think there is no right time or place to talk about mental health - that it's something that should be whispered about in quiet corners.