There are several national loneliness campaigns that aim to raise awareness of loneliness and reduce stigma, including Campaign to End Loneliness and Let’s Talk Loneliness. Every year there is also a national Loneliness Awareness Week which is a great opportunity to get involved by talking about loneliness, supporting people to stay connected and ensuring people know where they can go for further advice and support.
Campaign to End Loneliness
Aims to raise awareness of loneliness and reduce stigma through various campaigns:
- In 2017 Campaign to End Loneliness launched The Loneliness Project (YouTube, opens in a new window) which includes a short film showing the effect loneliness can have on wellbeing.
- In 2018 Campaign to End Loneliness launched Be More Us (opens in a new window) which celebrates small moments of connections with others e.g. saying hello to a neighbour or friend.
For more information please visit Campaign to End Loneliness (opens in a new window).
Let’s Talk Loneliness
The Government aims to raise awareness of loneliness through its Let’s Talk Loneliness campaign (opens in a new window) that encourages everyone to start the conversation and say it’s OK to feel lonely and it’s OK to talk about it.
Loneliness Awareness Week
The Marmalade Trust (opens in a new window) four years ago launched Loneliness Awareness Week. Since then 100’s of organisations across the UK have got involved to raise awareness of loneliness through hosting events and raising money.
During Loneliness Awareness Week 14 – 18 June 2021 Worcestershire County Council and its partners promoted the ways in which you and those around you can feel less lonely and more connected. In doing so Worcestershire County Council and its partners signed the Stay Connected Pledge. Read the news story: Council and its partners mark Loneliness Awareness.