We're working with colleagues in the NHS and the Health and Social Care Partnership to find ways in which we can help to end loneliness together, and we need YOUR help.
How you can help
Consider what you can do to create a kind and connected East Ayrshire. Make connections through small acts of kindness, such as:
- making an effort to say hello to neighbours or drop in for a coffee
- starting a conversation with someone at the bus stop or supermarket
- helping others – do your elderly neighbours need help around the house? Could you make an extra meal for someone living on their own?
- if someone is new to the neighbourhood or workplace, reach out and make them feel included
Helping to ease your own feelings of loneliness
- remember it's completely normal to feel lonely; it's nothing to be ashamed of
- nearly all of us experience loneliness at different stages of our lives
- tell family and friends about how you are feeling. If you don’t tell anyone, they won’t be able to help you
- ask for help - need to develop local pathway to support
- Even the smallest amount of social contact can make a difference to how you feel
Share what you're doing to help end loneliness
Let us know what you're doing to help end loneliness in your community, whether you're a local group, organisation or just doing it yourself. Email email@example.com and we can include your work on this page.
Get Together events
Find out about our 'Get Together' events which were held in June, bringing organisations, services and residents together to share information about what support is available in the community to help end loneliness together.