Let's talk about loneliness
Marmalade Trust’s campaign to raise awareness of loneliness
kicks off this week and the theme is ‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’.
They’re asking people to speak out, admit to having felt lonely and help reduce the stigma by having a conversation about loneliness.
We’re going to be discussing loneliness on the community this week and doing our bit to help our members feel a part of our community.
Today we’ve launched our new light-hearted game ‘Ask the next member a question’ in the Coffee Lounge and we’d love for you to get involved and for the people on our community to get to know each other better.
While loneliness in the elderly is often rightly a concern, a recent study found that 10% of people between the ages of 16 and 24 admitted to being ‘always or often’ lonely, more than three times the amount of those over the age of 65 who responded.
People are often embarrassed to talk about being lonely, but will you take the pledge and join the #LetsTalkLoneliness movement? You can read more about it here.
Have you ever felt lonely and were you embarrassed to admit this to anyone?
If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.