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Join us from 10 - 16 June 2024

Random Acts of Connection

Our theme, Random Acts of Connection, encourages everyone to increase those simple, everyday moments of connection which help us feel happier, less lonely and increase our sense of belonging. 

Each June, millions of people from every part of society take part in Loneliness Awareness Week across the UK and globally. This year, join individuals, businesses, schools, charities, governments and public figures to raise awareness and empower everyone to find new connections. Together, let's make Loneliness Awareness Week 2024 our biggest yet!

Join in from 10 - 16 June

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Join in by making a #RandomActOfConnection! It can be as simple as a chat in a queue, smiling at a neighbour, reaching out to a friend, or signing up to a new activity. Check out our Random Act of Connection generator for ideas!
 
Host a Connection Event to bring people together and add it to our map, or check out whats on in your area.

Discover our expert resources, toolkits, workshops and more to grow your understanding of loneliness and help raise awareness. 

How to get involved

There's something for everyone during Loneliness Awareness Week 2024!

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Discover the power of micro-moments of connection! Hear from other supporters, learn about loneliness and our expert connection tips.

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For charities

Download FREE assets to share with your community, add your Connection Event to our map and learn more about loneliness. 

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Download FREE lesson plans, assemblies and expert toolkits for young people and educators. Discover our Connection Map and more! 

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For businesses

Be inspired with connection ideas for your workplace, fundraising tips, download assets to share or add an event to our Connection Map! 

A message from our founder

Welcome to Loneliness Awareness Week 2024! Join our 'Random Acts of Connection' campaign to celebrate and strengthen everyday interactions that bring us closer. With your help, we can build a more connected and less lonely world. Let's make this year the most memorable yet!

Amy Perrin, OBE

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What's on near you?

Thousands of community activities will be taking place across the UK for Loneliness Awareness Week. Don't miss out - add your activity to the Connection Map or join something fun near you!

Fundraise or support us

Thousands of pounds have been raised in the last 7 years during Loneliness Awareness Week and thousands of people have connected to share stories and conversations that reduce stigma and raise awareness. Get stuck in!

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From sponsored runs to film nights and cake sales, fundraising is a brilliant way to support our charity and connect with others.

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By supporting us, you'll help us reach even more people, raise more awareness and create a happier, less lonely society. 

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About the campaign

Brought to you by Marmalade Trust, Loneliness Awareness Week to raises awareness of loneliness and gets people talking about it, across the UK and beyond. To find out how the week started, who gets involved and what it can achieve, head this way >

Learn about loneliness

Loneliness is a normal human emotion. By building our understanding, we can help ourselves and others manage the feeling.

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Our comprehensive guide covers everything from the definition of loneliness to who experiences it and its long-term effects. 

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Your commonly asked questions

You are not alone - we all experience loneliness. Here are some FAQs to learn more about this misunderstood emotion.

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View all information pages

Discover expert guides on everything from how to feel more connected to how to have open conversations about loneliness. 

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Connection gallery

Join our community art space! Share your art, photography or poetry on the theme of loneliness or the power of connection. 

Join our social community

Taking part in Loneliness Awareness Week can be as simple as connecting onsocial media. Share your story with our hashtags: #RandomActsOfConnection  #LonelinessAwarenessWeek

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