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Getting involved in Loneliness Awareness Week 2024

Loneliness Awareness Week raises awareness of loneliness and empowers everyone to make connections across the UK and worldwide.


Join us from 10 - 16 June 2024!


This year's theme, Random Acts of Connection, encourages everyone to increase those simple, everyday moments of connection which help us feel happier and less lonely. Get involved by hosting or joining an event on the Connection Map, learning about loneliness or making your own #RandomActsOfConnection!



What can you do?


1️⃣ Host or join an activity on the Connection Map


2️⃣ Make Random Acts Of Connection! It can be as simple as a chat in a queue or smiling at a neighbour


3️⃣ Grow your understanding of loneliness with our expert resources 💛


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!


Who is getting involved?


Heineken

Our charity partner, Heineken, is getting stuck into Loneliness Awareness Week by organising a huge variety of activities. They are focusing on fundraising with activities like 'Move for Marmalade,' raising £1 for every mile an employee covers. Other activities include bake sales, pub quizzes, and competitions involving their pubs, breweries, and head office staff.


Chatty Cafes

There are over 600 active Chatty Cafe venues around the UK participating in Loneliness Awareness Week. Their Chatter & Natter tables aim to kickstart conversations, encourage social interaction, and reduce loneliness.


City Girl Network (CGN)

City Girl Network is running various events across their network during Loneliness Awareness Week, including book clubs, cocktail nights, and a presence at the Wellnergy Festival. Their focus is on helping women, non-binary, and trans femmes feel more connected to their local communities.


Chance and Counters

Chance and Counters are hosting four free Community Gaming sessions across the week at their two Bristol cafes. These sessions provide opportunities for people to come together, play games, and build new connections.


Camerados

Camerados are organising Public Living Rooms across the UK and globally during the week. These spaces in communities offer a place for people to come together, have a chat, and feel more connected.


Kindred

Kindred is hosting TogethernessFest again this year – a week-long festival of fun and in-person connection live at Kindred. TogethernessFest was created to champion this cause and mark Loneliness Awareness Week. Events have been designed to inspire spontaneous conversations and discovery. Whether that be at ID8 on Wednesday or Doorstep Disco with Nemone on the Friday night.



Even more ideas

So much happens during Loneliness Awareness Week, the only limit is imagination! From coffee mornings and book clubs to walking clubs and art workshops, to neighbourhood bake sales and speed friending.

 

There are designated chatty tables in cafes and pubs, businesses putting loneliness on their meeting agenda, radio stations having honest and open conversations about loneliness, laughter yoga, swing dancing, shared office lunches and cook-offs. 

 

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

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