Make Connections During Loneliness Awareness Week

Posted on: 10 Jun 24

Loneliness Awareness Week takes place during 10 – 16 June and  raises awareness of loneliness and empowers everyone to make connections across the UK and worldwide.

We are encouraging all our tenants to get involved with this campaign and enjoy increased moments of connection.

What Is Loneliness Awareness Week?

Loneliness Awareness Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of loneliness and help people find ways to feel happier and less lonely.

Run by the Marmalade Trust, the campaign’s theme for 2024 is Random Acts of Connection.

During the week – and beyond – everyone is encouraged to increase those simple acts of connection to boost their sense of wellbeing and reduce any feelings of loneliness. Whether it’s having a chat in a queue at the supermarket, smiling to a neighbour, reconnecting with a friend you’ve lost contact with, or trying a new activity, by engaging in simple everyday connections, you should feel happier.

In addition to increasing your connections locally with friends and family, there will be various events taking place during Loneliness Awareness Week. You can find out what’s on, here.

To find out more about this campaign and the many ways you can get involved, visit Loneliness Awareness Week.

What Is Loneliness?

Loneliness is a normal human emotion that we all experience at times in our lives. It’s important to recognise it in ourselves as well as others so that we can take steps to feel less lonely.

The good news is that there are plenty of things we can do to combat any feelings of loneliness. By learning to create and be part of supportive communities through having conversations with friends and family and those you meet in your day-to-day activities, you should start to feel happier and less lonely.

What Can Nehemiah Do To Help?

At Nehemiah, we want all our tenants to be able to live in safe, comfortable homes and within supportive communities.

We can all experience loneliness at times and it’s important to recognise the emotion and know there are things we can do to overcome these feelings. Try to increase the number of simple, everyday moments of connection you have – from saying hello to a neighbour to signing up to a new class – and notice how these interactions make you feel.

If you are experiencing loneliness and would like to speak to someone about this, we are here to help so please get in touch with us.

For further information on Loneliness Awareness Week and how you can get involved, or to access support, you can contact your Housing Officer or call us on 0121 358 0966 or email contact@nehemiah.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

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