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Over 9 million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely.

This winter, the Great Get Together wants to reduce loneliness and reduce stigma by building connection.

From DECEMBER 14TH to JANUARY 18TH The Great Get Together have planned a program of Winter events to help us face loneliness together, one connection at a time. To help continue to take forward Jo Cox’s vision of a less lonely, more connected world.

Featuring a different theme each week, they’re suggesting five ways people can connect, via a vibrant online celebration of community and connection which is sure to educate, inform and entertain!

Understand Loneliness

Jan 4th – 10th

Learning more about loneliness allows you to help yourself and those around you face it together. In partnership with the Marmalade Trust, a charity dedicated to raising awareness about loneliness, The Great Get Together have compiled an Understanding Loneliness Toolkit to get you started. Download it from the Understand page

Understand Week Events:

On 8 January, there will be a school assembly with Naz Legacy, discussing the issues young people face around loneliness. The assembly will be moderated by a youth mental health expert from UK Youth, and the UK’s Minister of Loneliness Baroness Barran has pledged to support one idea generated by this event. Go to the Understand page for more info and to RSVP if you’d like to take part.

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