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Young woman sitting by herself and staring out of a window, she looks lonely

Loneliness Awareness Week 2021

This week is Loneliness Awareness Week (14-18th June), when people join together to raise awareness of Loneliness

Did you know that people in cities are more likely to report feeling lonely than the UK overall? (56% v 44%) – YouGov 2021

Loneliness is a normal human emotion and is something that can affect anybody at any point during their life. Loneliness has become a significant issue for many more people over the past year as large numbers of people have been isolated due to lockdown restrictions. Loneliness Awareness Week is perhaps particularly important this year, but it is worth remembering that every year the lives of many are affected by loneliness. Loneliness Awareness Week serves as a reminder that many people will continue to struggle with loneliness beyond lockdown and reinforces the importance of nurturing our social connections.

This year’s #LetsTalkLoneliness campaign has joined together some amazing organisations to help those dealing with loneliness. Check out the Marmalade Trust’s campaign below.

Marmalade Trust We Get Lonely Poster

Marmalade Trust - We Get Lonely

The Marmalade Trust is asking everybody to make this year the year that loneliness is finally accepted as a natural part of being a human being by promoting the ‘We Get Lonely’ campaign.

How to get involved?

  1. Post about loneliness on your social media. We all have different experiences so we need to be open and talk about them to better our understanding about loneliness.
  2. Share their digital assets on your socials. These can be found in the Marmalade Trust’s Loneliness Toolkit.
  3. Help people around you to improve their understanding of loneliness by getting involved with their loneliness guides.
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