Loneliness Awareness Week 17th June – 21st June 2019

In  2017 an inclusive campaign to raise awareness of loneliness amongst everyone in the UK did not exist, so we started the first one….

Marmalade Trust started Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) just three years ago. It was really apparent to us that raising awareness is an important part of changing the way we think and acknowledge loneliness.  We need to talk about it.

LAW 2018 was incredible! We supported over 250 events that ran across the UK.  Japanese HNK television even came over from Japan to film the awareness week. The reach was over 4 million people, and we are so grateful for everyone who got involved.

Loneliness Awareness Week 2019: reducing the stigma of loneliness

Marmalade Trust’s vision is to create a society where loneliness is recognised openly as something likely to affect us all.

One of the first steps to achieving this is to reduce the stigma around loneliness – our theme for LAW 2019.

We have over 300 organisations across the UK partnering with us to raise awareness, support people to find friendship by hosting events and raise money to help us do more.

This year’s campaign looks to be bigger and better than ever.

#LetsTalkLoneliness

How to get involved

Help us reduce the stigma

For LAW 2019 we’re asking you to:

 

Make your pledge to get involved and let us know what you’re up to.

lonelinessawarenessweek@marmaladetrust.org

07566 244 788

Who can take part?

Everyone can get involved: as an individual, a community, business, public sector organisation or a school. In 2019 we already have 300 organisations, communities, individuals, businesses and stakeholders on-board for this year’s campaign and we’d love YOU to get involved!

At the centre of Marmalade Trust’s LAW 2019 campaign is the interactive map, to let people know when and where events are taking place. See what events are happening near you and add your own activity or event.

The map will also signpost you to events and activities already happening – here are some ideas:
invite neighbours around for tea
arrange a street party
instigate a group lunch at work
organise a picnic with new mums
plan a games night
arrange a group cycle

I’m Louise Lynas, your brand new project manager for Loneliness Awareness Week taking place across the UK from 17th – 21st June 2019.
I will be your main contact for Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) 2019. Feel free to call or email me with any questions, offers of help, or ideas for events so together we can make LAW 2019 reach even more people.
I am here now, ready and waiting to hear from you so please be in touch.

Louise Lynas
lonelinessawarenessweek@marmaladetrust.org

07566 244 788

Interactive Map – LAW 2019

All events that are not organised directly by Marmalade Trust are out of our control. In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by Marmalade Trust, participation at such events is entirely at your risk and we shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury that may occur at such events.

We strongly recommend that you act responsibly and sensibly at all times, follow any safety warnings or instructions displayed or given to you by the relevant event organiser and take any necessary precautions to protect yourself and your property. This may include taking out insurance to cover personal injury and lost or damaged personal property.