Loneliness Awareness Week


By 2020 Tricia Thomas

What can YOU do for Loneliness Awareness Week?

You may not have given it much thought, but not all loneliness is the same…

Emotional loneliness – When someone you were very close with is no longer there. This could be a partner or a close friend.

Social loneliness – When you feel like you’re lacking a wider social network of friends, neighbours or colleagues.

Transient loneliness – A feeling that comes and goes.

Situational loneliness – Loneliness which you only feel at certain times like Sundays, bank holidays or Christmas.

Chronic loneliness – When you feel lonely all or most of the time. 1 in 4 of people with a disability say they are lonely every day.

Marmalade Trust, a Loneliness charity, has some simple but effective ideas to help.  http://ow.ly/fN7450A8Ywr

So today, why not make that call. knock on that door, organise that zoom?