Loneliness Awareness Week is hosted by Marmalade Trust and aims to raise awareness of loneliness and get people talking about it.
Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this.
Grab a coffee, get chatting...
Members of the TraffordCity family are helping combat loneliness by taking part in the 'Chatty Cafe' scheme.
Trafford Golf Centre
Set up to get people chatting and combat loneliness in communities, Trafford Golf Centre’s Starbucks Café & Bar is joining The Chatty Café Scheme which encourages venues to have a Chatter & Natter table where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers.
Connect at TraffordCity
One of the five key steps to a healthy mind is 'connecting with others' face to face.
It's very easy to think that by staying in touch on social media we're connecting with other people. However, evidence suggests that feeling close to and connecting with other people is a fundamental human need - and for that we need to put down the device and get together in real life!
• Reconnect and join a group of friends for a fun get together.
• Take time to talk to that person serving you in a shop or restaurant.
• Take up a new sport where you'll meet others with the same interests.