Ways to combat loneliness this winter
As this winter brings new and further challenges for many of us, let’s face loneliness together: one connection at a time.
There are downloadable resources and engaging events, along with opportunities for everyone to take part.
The Great Winter Get Together is finally here!️
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November 29 – December 3
Get started connecting now by signing up to the Kindness By Post initiative run by the Mental Health Collective.
#KindnessbyPost lets you sign up for free to send a card or letter to someone you don’t know and have someone allocated to send a card or letter to you. Whether you send a simple festive wish or a message for someone to hold onto in their darkest hour – it’s all about connecting to help others feel less lonely.
Registration closes at 23:00 on December 3rd
Click here to sign up.
8 December 2020, 19:00
The Common Room Series: Small Actions, Big Impact
Join us for our first-ever Common Room session, where we’ll explore how you and your community can respond powerfully to the challenge of loneliness.
17 December 2020, 19:00
The Grateful Winter Get Together
Join Kim, our ambassador and Jo Cox’s sister, and a special guest as they kick off the Great Winter Get Together and chat to local heroes about their experiences with loneliness.
Save the Date: 18 January 2020
Festival of Connection: Reclaim Blue Monday
We’re also launching a packed programme of online events specially curated to reduce loneliness in partnership with SocialEyes – a virtual venue offering live, exclusive experiences with some of the best names in the entertainment industry.
The busy schedule includes a singing masterclass from Olivier Award winning actress, Cassidy Janson, astounding illusions from magic circle veteran Katherine Rhodes and hilarious comedy with Josie Long. What’s more, in a bid to give everyone a bit of cheer, each event will free to attend, live and fully interactive.
Nominate a local hero!
To kick off our winter campaign, we are looking for local heroes who have helped you in some way this year. They could be key workers, neighbours, or someone who helped you out when you needed it most.
We want to highlight and amplify your inspiring stories in our campaign. We’d also like to select a few heroes to join our ambassador, Kim Leadbeater and a special guest on December 17 for our first event, The Grateful Winter Get Together.
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