As part of this year’s Loneliness Awareness Week, we accept that loneliness exists and recognise that loneliness is an experience and not a condition that defines us. There remains to be stigma and shame surrounding loneliness when in reality, we all feel lonely at times; it is a natural human emotion that we all experience at some point in our lives, especially this year after living through lockdowns, social distancing and restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Loneliness can have a great impact on both our physical and mental wellbeing. That’s why we want our customers to accept the feeling of loneliness and feel comfortable talking about it with others. Do you ‘get’ lonely? By building our understanding of loneliness and accepting it, we can help ourselves and others to manage the feeling and experience of loneliness. If you feel lonely and need support, please get in contact with one of the following organisations:
To find out more about #LonelinessAwarenessWeek, please visit The Marmalade Trust’s website: https://www.marmaladetrust.org/law.