Loneliness Awareness Week
Loneliness is a common human emotion, so why do we find it so hard to talk about?
This week is loneliness awareness week and together with Marmalade Trust we’re helping to raise awareness of loneliness and trying to end the stigma that surrounds it.
Be Together Bristol
11:00 – 16:00
Fri 21 Jun 2019
Join us on Friday 21 June for a day of free fun activities, performances and exhibitions promoting connection and friendship in Bristol.
Watch performances on the foyer stage from Kimberly Lji’s soul singing to Melody Makers baby friendly choir to Deasy Branford’s Granny Raps.
Take part in workshops including swing dance lessons, Joe Hore’s Laughter Yoga and North Bristol Community College’s print workshop.
Reflect in our restaurant space with performances of ‘A Lonely Play’ and open mic poetry.
Learn new skills of bike maintenance with the Bristol Bike Project and Oluwatosin Shittu’s Wooden Games workshop.
Click below to find out more about the event and how you can help to reduce the stigma around loneliness.
Marmalade Trust Pledge
In 2017 Marmalade Trust launched Loneliness Awareness Week to raise awareness of loneliness and encourage people to talk about loneliness openly.
In Loneliness awareness week 2019, they are launching a year long campaign, along with HM Government, to reduce the stigma that surrounds loneliness.
They’re asking you to take the pledge: It’s okay to say “I feel lonely”. Join the #LetsTalkLoneliness movement and make your pledge below.