This year, Loneliness Awareness Week takes place from 14th – 18th June. Hosted by Marmalade Trust, Loneliness Awareness Week is an annual campaign which raises awareness of loneliness, helping people make new friendships and getting people talking about loneliness.
We get lonely, but we do not all get loneliness. We all feel lonely at times – it is a natural human emotion. We are all biologically wired for social contact, and loneliness is our signal that we need more.
After a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and restrictions, more of us are experiencing loneliness than before, which is having a significant impact on our wellbeing. This campaign aims to remove the stigma and shame surrounding loneliness, and the best way to do that is to get people talking about it! #LetsTalkLoneliness #LonelinessAwarenessWeek
You can find more information about this paramount campaign and indeed the tremendous work of the Marmalade Trust by clicking here. “Accepting that loneliness exists we want to encourage people to see loneliness as an experience, not a condition”…
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