As well as the many organisations who worked with us, a number of folks shared their personal reflections on loneliness.
Ben Volonakis spoke to Niamh from Anglia Ruskin University about the impact of lockdown on students:
Jane, Ian, and Gail, all over 70 years old, talk about how they’ve coped with loneliness during the pandemic:
Andrew Copson considers the Humanist approach to life:
Dr Chris Williams investigated some interventions in helping with loneliness, including the possibility of robot dogs:
You can find more about his research here.
Linda Ness suggests borrowing a dog, trying geocaching, or learning to paint your own nails:
She also wrote a poem looking back over the last year:
Dr Simon Poole looks at the positive aspects of the community coming together and the opportunities to reset their health:
Dr Rachel Morris reminds us how important staying connected is:
Karin Voth Harman, Vicar of St Andrew’s, Cherry Hinton has been helping her community with a food hub that provides more than just food, remembers those who we’ve lost, and helps bring people together with prayer:
Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, notes that loneliness is major factor in our health and wellbeing:
Robert-Louis Abrahamson and Lucy Milazzo bring poems by Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson:
Selena tells her story of loneliness away from her family in another country: