It takes a village - Talia's story9 May 2022,
Talia first experienced loneliness when she moved away from her family to study at university. She talks about her feelings and how they got worse during the pandemic lockdowns. She found a lot of support when she began working for Single Parents Wellbeing and this helped her to share her experiences with other people who had similar experiences.
Find your folk - Amanda's story9 May 2022,
Amanda talks about being neurodiverse, having a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) and the stigma that she experienced. "Finding your folk" and "people like me" went a long way in helping her to cope with her many challenges.
In a bubble - Rhyana's story9 May 2022,
Rhyana talks about how her feelings of loneliness got worse when she was studying at university and working full-time at the same time. Most of her friends didn't have children as she did, so it was hard to find people who understood how she felt. Joining groups helped hugely but also that it takes time.
Someone to listen - Rhoda's story9 May 2022,
As an asylum-seeker at a young age along with her family, Rhoda talks about her feelings of loneliness and the effects of culture change when she arrived in the UK. She has support and love from her husband and children and went to university, as well as joining volunteer groups that help other asylum-seekers.
Great outdoors - Rachel's story9 May 2022,
Rachel talks about relationship breakdown and the loneliness of living as a single mum. She talks about the isolation she felt and the lack of physical contact, as well as the company of other adults. She says "To anyone suffering from loneliness, I’d say talk." Along with her friend Amy Holland, she set up a new resource for other mothers like Amy and her, organising outdoor meetups as well as a safe space to talk and share.
Why Loneliness is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 202214 April 2022, Mark Rowland
Our CEO Mark Rowland shares his own experience of loneliness, explains the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022) and invites you to share your stories, break the stigma and be part of the movement to tackle loneliness.
Ben Hayes - a supporter's story7 April 2022,
Following the tragic loss of my mother, Gill Hayes, to suicide at the start of 2021, I knew that, in time, I would want to raise both awareness and money for mental health problems to help prevent other families from having to go through what my family continues to go through.
To Level Up or Not Level Up – How the Levelling Up white paper effects public mental health and what needs to happen next25 March 2022,
Given the current state of world events, it would be understandable if you had already forgotten about the Government’s levelling up white paper. News has certainly moved quickly since the Government released its 332-page document last month.
Pretty as a pixel - How image editing apps are hurting our mental health and the urgent need for action14 March 2022, Oliver Chantler
We look at the impact image editing apps can have on mental health and the three changes we want to see to the Government's Online Safety Bill to protect young people.
Why am I running a 100 mile race? A blog from Mark Rowland our CEO16 February 2022, Mark Rowland
If you’re going to do something that’s hard, you’d better have a clear idea of why you’re doing it in the first place. Especially when it comes to running. Every reason you can find to persist is like a pillar in the centre of a house that stops it from collapsing. So, this blog is part of my race strategy!