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Loneliness Awareness Week 2020 – PR Fire


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Understanding Loneliness, One Conversation at a Time

Hosted by Marmalade Trust, Loneliness Awareness Week takes place 15th – 19th June 2020. This year’s virtual campaign is ‘One Less Lonely Voice’; taking the ‘one’ out of loneliness to signify one less lonely voice.

Amy Perrin, founder of Marmalade Trust explains, “We want to get everyone talking about loneliness, via social media with the hashtag #LetsTalkLoneliness, social distancing and online. Our aim is to empower a greater understanding of loneliness, one conversation at a time. Loneliness is an emotion we are all likely to experience at some point in our lives and by building understanding we can help ourselves and others to manage feelings of loneliness”

Ben Carroll has been a volunteer with the Marmalade Trust over the last year. “The main time when I struggled with loneliness was in my first year of university. It’s natural to feel lonely. It’s such a strange and unique experience to move away from your friends and family. Once I started to have conversations with friends and peers about loneliness I realised the scale. Because so many people experience loneliness, if the emotion is destigmatised and people feel they can reach out, so many more can benefit.”

The current pandemic has put the spotlight on loneliness but it is clear that a more online world can make many feel less lonely and more connected than ever before. Rebecca Cox, a single mum has found the lockdown a blessing,

“Loneliness is one of the hardest things about being a single parent. Whether you have a great support network of friends and family around you or you’re flying completely solo, after you put your child to bed, the evenings at home alone can stretch endlessly before you. Lockdown has really levelled the playing field. Suddenly evenings at the pub, the cinema and impromptu get-togethers were off the table for everyone, so the country scrambled to find new ways to connect. For me, this meant friends doing online catch-ups and quizzes to replace the pub nights and gigs they would usually be at, and for once, not having any childcare wasn’t an issue for me, and I could say yes to everything. I felt like I was part of the group again. My birthday at the end of May was one of my best ever. My friends organised an online festival-themed party, had pizza, prosecco and cake delivered to my house and we even attempted online karaoke (with admittedly limited success). I’m hopeful that lockdown life has given more people an insight into how severely loneliness can impact us all, and how with the resources now available, if we pull together, there’s no need for anyone to experience it.”

Marmalade Trust are proud to be working with fantastic partners across the UK including the Jo Cox Foundation. The Jo Cox Foundation’s flagship event, The Great Get Together, takes place from 19th – 21st June. This year’s Great Get Together will be focused on sharing the power of community, and a key part of this power is reducing loneliness by building connections.

Kim Leadbeater, Ambassador for the Jo Cox Foundation and Jo’s sister says ‘Working to combat loneliness was something my sister was passionate about. Our continued partnership with the Marmalade Trust around Loneliness Awareness Week will make a real difference in raising public understanding of loneliness and supporting those who are isolated.’

Ways to join in with Loneliness Awareness Week and resources for supporting us this year is available online https://marmaladetrust.org/law-resources/

Join the conversation on social with the hashtags #LetsTalkLoneliness and #LonelinessAwarenessWeek. You can also download the campaign assets here for social media posts.

Press Contact:
Andrea Sexton +44 (0) 7887997922
andrea@admire-pr.com

Marmalade Trust
https://marmaladetrust.org/

Marmalade Trust is a charity that raises awareness of loneliness and helps people to make new connections. Our vision is to create a society where anyone can talk freely and openly about loneliness – after all, it’s a natural human emotion. Marmalade Trust is the home of Loneliness Awareness Week, and we’re proud to be working with some fantastic partners across the UK including The Great Get Together and the Jo Cox Foundation.

What is Loneliness Awareness Week?
We started Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) 4 years ago to raise awareness of loneliness and encourage people to speak about it openly. It’s a powerful message that resonates with many and each year LAW receives more and more attention.

Last year 800 events took place and on our campaign launch day, conversations about loneliness were taking place every 5 seconds. Due to the pandemic, this year we are supporting a virtual campaign.

How can people get involved?
1. Post about loneliness on social media
We all have different experiences of loneliness, and to better understand loneliness, we need to be open and talk about it. Share a post about loneliness with our eye-catching social media animations or graphics. Or share your own experiences and some tips to help others. Use the hashtags #LetsTalkLoneliness and #LonelinessAwarenessWeek.

2. Build your understanding
Increase your understanding and help others feel more connected – check out the tips in our loneliness guide for ways to do this, but of course you can come up with your own too!

3. Pledge
You can make a loneliness pledge by clicking here: https://marmaladetrust.org/law-pledge/ Or you can download our eye-catching pledge graphics and post them on your Facebook or Instagram stories. You could even tag 5 friends who have helped you when you’ve felt lonely. The more people you can reach, the more people can join the conversation!

Facebook: @MarmaladeTrust
Twitter: @MarmaladeTrust
Instagram: @Marmalade_Trust

The Great Get Together: The 2020 Great Get Together will be the fourth time that the UK will celebrate Jo Cox’s values of kindness, compassion and inclusivity. It will take place on what would have been her birthday weekend, from 19 – 21 June. While we will not be coming together for the usual mix of street parties, BBQs, picnics and sporting events this year, we will be using the weekend to celebrate the power of community. While always adhering to the relevant social distancing guidelines, participants will be encouraged to do something in their street or neighbourhood, or to connect online or on the phone. The Great Get Together is collaborating with existing major partners, including the Royal British Legion, the Women’s Institute, and Facebook, as well as new partners including the Old Vic. To find out more, visit: www.greatgettogether.org



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Garantia Virtual Garden Festival & Summer of Bloomin’ Marvelous Competitions to Launch Awareness for #H2OSAFE


When the country is in lock-down and all gardening events are canceled, there’s only one thing for it… create one online!

As we slowly head out of lock-down, but with many summer gardening and outdoor events canceled or postponed, Garantia UK is bringing back the feel-good factor, by staging a virtual garden

festival on the August bank holiday weekend. With weekly competitions for everyday budding garden enthusiasts to show off their creations and a chance to be a winner in class, and to win fantastic prizes throughout – this turns our ‘canceled’ summer into a major opportunity to GROW AND WIN BIG!

5 Weekly Chances to Win

With entries eligible for consideration in 5 categories, plus weekly prizes for the best pics sent in and tagged by you, the nal set of category winners will be judged by a mystery guest judge from the gardening world. This is a wonderful opportunity for stay-at-home gardeners to get recognised like professional growers and bloomers throughout the UK. Plus this is a great opportunity to teach your children about the bene ts of water conservation:

We’re getting attention for #H2OSAFE

Garantia are launching this competition in association with Graf UK to bring attention to the rising issues in water conservation and the potential for a water crisis in the UK by:
1. Preventing ooding in increasingly extreme weather conditions, through storm-water management
2. Preventing sewage being discharged into watercourses

3. Putting the precious resource of rainwater to good use through rainwater harvesting

What are the prizes for the nalists?

Get involved today! Get your phone out, get in your garden and go and take some snaps of your prized plants and bloomin’ marvelous creations in the following categories: * Fruit and Veg / * BBQ area or Sanctuary / * Family-friendly / * Window box/container / * General oral * [Allotments are allowed to enter].

Upload your pics to your favourite social media platform from June 11th until the closing date of August 21st and tag @GarantiaUK – but be sure to mention #bloominmarvelous for your chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on your garden. All weekly prize winners will be entered into the August garden festival and the nal round of judging, with category prizes of £100 vouchers. The overall winner will also be able to choose any item from the Garantia UK Website up to a value of £500!

About Garantia UK: Garantia is a manufacturer of garden composters, water butts, growing tunnels, raised beds and garden sundries, all made from recycled plastic. Garantia is dedicated to tackling global warming by using recycled plastic in all products (where possible). Throughout and beyond the lock-down, Garantia UK is providing a 3-5 day, direct to garden delivery service.

Go to: www.garantiauk.co.uk to find guidance on how to conserve water.

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NATIONAL ANGER AWARENESS WEEK (1-7 DECEMBER 2019) Changing the way we view anger


National Anger Awareness Week brings awareness to the increase in uncontrolled rage and its contribution to domestic violence, youth crime, prison sentences, classroom disturbances and stress related illnesses.

Timed for the run up to Christmas – one of the most stressful times of the year – National Anger Awareness Week encourages individuals, schools and the workplace to recognise the causes and symptoms of anger and provides information on counselling services and coping strategies aimed at defusing difficult situations and challenging behaviour.

Mike Fisher, Founder of the British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) aims to bring awareness to the severity of the problem and the need for services to support sufferers and their families. “National Anger Awareness Week encourages people to think about how anger impacts their lives and find ways to deal with this powerful feeling. In fact, if channelled correctly anger can be a creative rather than a destructive force,” explains Fisher.

Now in its nineteenth year, National Anger Awareness Week highlights the issues and offers ‘tools to cool’. “BAAM constantly monitors the causes of anger and we have noticed an increase in rage caused by unavoidable, everyday incidents such as traffic incidents, queue jumping, social media and frustrations with modern technology. We need to find ways to cope and with the media highlighting anger and rage in our leaders and media stars, none of us are immune from experiencing what it feels like to experience this behaviour.”

National Anger Awareness Week highlights anger as a social issue that needs to be addressed – creating greater awareness and responsibility for the causes and finding innovative, cost effective ways of preventing incidents associated with uncontrolled rage.

The British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) provides free information on National Anger Awareness Week, nationwide anger management courses and other resources aimed at supporting individuals, educators and organisations deal with anger management issues.

ABOUT
British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) are the UK’s leading centre of expertise for anger, stress and conflict management. Founded in 1997,  BAAM offers support and training programmes for the general public, government, business, education, counselling and anyone dealing with their own or another’s anger issues.

Mike Fisher has over 32 years of experience in the field of personal and professional development and is a leading expert in the field of anger management in the UK. He contributes to radio interviews, magazine and newspaper articles and has been featured in television documentaries including;

NASTY BOSSES,
THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BRITAIN,
LOSING IT,
VIOLENT FATHERS with Kilroy Silk,
BIG BROTHER’S LITTLE BROTHER,
BBC’s CAN’T STOP LOSING MY COOL
and Landmark Film’s for Channel Five documentary
BEAT IT: ANGRY WITH MY FATHER.

CONTACT.
For further information, case studies and interviews with Mike Fisher. Mobile: +44 7931569051
Email: admin@angermanage.co.uk http://www.angermanage.co.uk/national-anger-awareness-week/

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Anger Awareness Week 1-7th December


National Anger Awareness Week brings awareness to the increase in uncontrolled rage and its contribution to domestic violence, youth crime, prison sentences, classroom disturbances and stress related illnesses.

Timed for the run up to Christmas – one of the most stressful times of the year .  National Anger Awareness Week encourages individuals, schools and the workplace to recognise the causes and symptoms of anger and provides information on counselling services and coping strategies aimed at defusing difficult situations and challenging behaviour.

Mike Fisher, Founder of the British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) aims to bring awareness to the severity of the problem and the need for services to support sufferers and their families. National Anger Awareness Week encourages people to think about how anger impacts their lives and find ways to deal with this powerful feeling. In fact, if channelled correctly anger can be a creative rather than a destructive force,” explains Fisher.

Now in its nineteenth year, National Anger Awareness Week highlights the issues and offers ‘tools to cool’. “BAAM constantly monitors the causes of anger and we have noticed an increase in rage caused by unavoidable, everyday incidents such as traffic incidents, queue jumping, social media and frustrations with modern technology. We need to find ways to cope and with the media highlighting anger and rage in our leaders and media stars, none of us are immune from experiencing what it feels like to experience this behaviour.”

National Anger Awareness Week highlights anger as a social issue that needs to be addressed – creating greater awareness and responsibility for the causes and finding innovative, cost effective ways of preventing incidents associated with
uncontrolled rage.

The British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) provides free information on National Anger Awareness Week, nationwide anger management courses and other resources aimed at supporting individuals, educators and organisations deal with anger management issues.

ABOUT
British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) are the UK’s leading centre of expertise for anger, stress and conflict management. Founded in 1997, BAAM offers support and training programmes for the general public, government, business, education, counselling and anyone dealing with their
own or another’s anger issues.

Mike Fisher has over 32 years of experience in the field of personal and professional development and is a leading expert in the field of anger management in the UK. He contributes to radio interviews, magazine and newspaper articles and has been featured in television documentaries including;

  • NASTY BOSSES
  • THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BRITAIN,
  • LOSING IT,
  • VIOLENT FATHERS with Kilroy Silk,
  • BIG BROTHER’S LITTLE BROTHER,
  • BBC’s CAN’T STOP LOSING MY COOL
    and Landmark Film’s for Channel Five documentary
  • BEAT IT: ANGRY WITH MY FATHER.

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