Over the past year we have made it our priority to support participants to reduce isolation and loneliness. Loneliness Awareness Week is more important than ever due to the past year with the pandemic as it has highlighted the importance of social interaction and mental health.
Louise was referred to us by a partner organisation to our Tackling Loneliness Together programme to give her some extra support with her mental health during the pandemic.
“It’s nice to be able to talk to someone weekly, otherwise I wouldn’t have been speaking to anyone through this period and it has really helped me mentally having someone to communicate with. It’s nice to know someone is there and will listen to me.
This programme is so important to me, if I am having a back week, I have someone there to talk to and support me with how I am feeling.”
Throughout lockdown and with the addition of Tackling Loneliness Together, the Community Development team, at Crawley Town Community Foundation have been working hard to support everyone equally to ensure they don’t feel isolated in this difficult time. Keeping in contact with them and delivering virtual sessions has been the best form of support.
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