Loneliness

Tackling Loneliness – Public Health Dorset Help for Mental Health Awareness Week

https://www.publichealthdorset.org.uk/b/loneliness “We can all feel lonely at times, for lots of different reasons. We might experience loneliness when circumstances change in our lives – following bereavement, divorce, a new baby, a house move or after starting a new job. For some, social anxiety means they might struggle to meet people easily. Others may find that …

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 9TH – 15TH MAY

About Mental Health Awareness Week From The Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week “The Mental Health Foundation started Mental Health Awareness Week 21 years ago and we continue to set the theme, organise and host the week. It’s  an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health and has grown to …

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Conversations on Loneliness and Isolation Booklet

The Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network have co-produced a booklet on conversations around loneliness and mental health following a research study. Find out more about the research: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/epidemiology-and-applied-clinical-research-department/loneliness-and-social-isolation-26 Download the booklet: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/sites/psychiatry/files/conversations_around_lonelines_mental_health_08.03.2022.pdf

Farming Community Network -Action and Research on Loneliness

https://fcn.org.uk/blog/2022/02/16/new-heritage-project-to-help-address-loneliness-in-farming-and-rural-areas/ https://fcn.org.uk/research/ A new research pilot developed by the University of Edinburgh and supported by The Farming Community Network (FCN) charity hopes to help address loneliness in rural areas – and reacquaint people with farming’s exciting heritage. The Farmers Take 30 Together Virtual (T30TV) pilot invites participants from across the UK to escape, explore and …

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Lonely Not Alone campaign by the Co-op Foundation

Co-op’s charity, the Co-op Foundation, is launching its Lonely Not Alone campaign. This is designed together with young people to help their peers who feel lonely.  The campaign encourages young people aged 25 and under to share one small step they have taken to tackle loneliness at lonelynotalone.org  The website represents a digital universe. Every story submitted will appear as a star in the night sky.  The campaign encourages …

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Let’s Talk Loneliness

Loneliness Awareness Week was 14th – 18th June and is hosted by The Marmalade Trust. https://www.marmaladetrust.org/law In 2017, Marmalade Trust pioneered the first-ever Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) campaign. “We wanted to do our bit to help reduce the stigma of loneliness and to empower everyone talk more openly about it. We initiated the ‘#LetsTalkLoneliness’ movement which has since …

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Sunrise Socials

This was reported by the BBC and seems a great idea. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-57435053 “A group of young people have decided to combat loneliness by getting together to watch the sun rise from Northern Ireland’s north coast. Chloe Mullan, 24, who set up Sunrise Social North Coast, was due to move to Australia but her plans were …

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