Loneliness in Children Campaign Toolkit

NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has unveiled a new initiative aimed at addressing the issue of loneliness among children in the region.

The 'Open Up' campaign, launched to co-inside with Loneliness Awareness Week (10-16 June), seeks to raise awareness about the signs of loneliness and provide practical guidance and support to parents, carers, and children on how to prevent and combat loneliness.

It comes at a time when loneliness is a growing concern, research from Sports England found that over 350,000 young people (years 7-11, aged 11-16) said they feel lonely, which the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates to be more than one in nine young people.

For more information about the Open up campaign, visit: open-up.co.uk.

We have developed a communications toolkit which includes the following resources: 

There are a number of ways you can help support the campaign:

  • Share on social media the suggested posts / graphic or retweet our posts on your channels.
  • Add the Loneliness in Children campaign banner and website copy to your website and link to open-up.co.uk campaign landing page.
  • Include the newsletter copy in your organisations internal/external newsletters.
  • Print and display a poster.

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Page last updated 13 June 2024