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Loneliness Awareness Week 2021

Loneliness Awareness Week 2021

This week it's Loneliness Awareness Week (14-18 June 2021), hosted by Marmalade Trust. The campaign aims to raise awareness of loneliness and get people talking about it.

After a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and restrictions, more of us are experiencing loneliness than ever, which is having a big impact on our wellbeing. The theme for this year's campaign is acceptance and the tag line being shared is, 'We get loney. But we don't all get loneliness.' By building our understanding of loneliness, the aim is that we can help ourselves and others to better manage the feeling. You can find out more about the campaign on the Marmalade Trust website.

This year, for Volunteers' Week 2021, we looked at the impact that loneliness has had on Nottingham residents lives during the pandemic and showcased how volunteering has played an important role in helping to tackle loneliness and isolation. Hear from local people about their experiences of supporting those struggling with loneliness here.

Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces for Loneliness Awareness Week to produce A Guide to Tackling Loneliness in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The guide provides top tips on what to do if you're feeling lonely, what you can do to help yourself and others, as well as providing information on where to go to access support in the city and county.

 

 

Category: 
Appeals, Campaigns and Opportunities
Volunteering
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, 15 June, 2021

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