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Lifting people out of loneliness

Our Communities Team has been supporting the Better Health: Every Mind Matters Loneliness public health campaign that has been running through March.

Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and it can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. It’s important to remember that these feelings can pass and that there are lots of ways we can help each other too.

Fancy a cuppa? Fancy a walk? Sometimes reaching out to each other with as little as three words can make a big difference.

At our Jarrow drop-in, we showed a video about a recent study of people with learning disabilities and increased loneliness - you can watch it here: Lockdown on Loneliness - YouTube.

We also talked about times we’ve felt lonely, and what we can do about it. One of the public health recommendations was to go for a cuppa and a walk so a group of us went for a walk at Jarrow Hall, took in the history of St Paul’s Church and Monastery and then went to visit our friend Nicholas for a cuppa at The Hive. It was a lovely day out and a reminder to us all of the importance of staying connected to each other.


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