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Campaign for Connection Articles

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Loneliness Tool: the Connection Inventory Workbook

My research on loneliness led me to create the “Connection Inventory Workbook”, a practical tool to help you improve your […]

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The Nature of Coaching

The following guest blog post was written by Cadi Lambert of Shine Life Coaching, introducing our ‘Conversations With’ discussion.   She […]

Know Me Well

In September 2020, I carried out a survey for the loneliness research: the “Connection Inventory”.  The full data analysis and associated […]

Reflections on a loneliness discussion

Reflections on a loneliness discussion The following was written by Jenny Markland, a participant in our video discussion about the […]

Loneliness Research Survey: 18-34 year-olds

Loneliness Research Survey: 18-34 year-olds In September 2020, I carried out a survey for the loneliness research: the “Connection Inventory”. […]

Loneliness Research Survey: initial results

Loneliness Research Survey: initial results In September 2020, I carried out a survey for the loneliness research: the “Connection Inventory”.  […]

Reflections on an NTU placement

Reflections on an NTU employability placement This article was written by Georgia Lidster, an English and Media Undergraduate at Nottingham […]

Mental Health Routine

Prevention is better than cure: a Tool One important aspect of mental health, as with physical health, is that prevention […]

Loneliness: the male perspective (video)

Loneliness: the male perspective Today is International Men’s day, so a good day to share this video.  I spoke with […]

A plan for feeling better

A plan for feeling better So if you’re having a bad day, feeling low and lacking energy, what can you […]

Manage the emotional load

I was privileged to present at the ICAEW Midlands’ Bitesize Business event.  A delegate explained how one of their reports […]

ICAEW Bitesize: watch again

ICAEW Bitesize Business: October 2020 It was an incredible privilege to be invited to speak at the inaugural ICAEW Midlands […]

Counselling Myths

Counselling and Psychotherapy: Myths and Misconceptions Jess Taylor, 3rd year Psychology Student at Nottingham Trent University, interviews Michelle to challenge […]

Four Dimensions of Connection

I discovered the concept of dimensions of loneliness or connection earlier this year, and found it really helpful to make […]

Press release: Loneliness Research

New research will investigate rates of loneliness in Nottingham A new piece of research to understand the prevalence of loneliness […]

Saving a life

Saving a life Today is World Suicide Prevention Day 2020, with the message ‘Connect Someone to Life’, by ‘Stepping Closer’.  […]

Suicide: a Psychotherapist’s Dilemma

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 10th September 2020   How can we not be aware of this issue? Covid-19 and […]

Book Review: Imagine me Gone

‘Imagine Me Gone’ – Adam Haslett (2016)  5/5 We thought this would be a good book review to start […]

On Loneliness

Before Covid-19 came along, we were already suffering from a global pandemic: Loneliness.  And it can affect anyone of any […]

Loneliness is Lethal

Loneliness is lethal How would you respond if I told you loneliness is lethal? John Cacioppo is a leader in […]

Campaign for Connection

Will you join us in our campaign for connection? We invite you to join us in our campaign. 2020 will […]

Learn, Say, Act: Archive

Feelings of loneliness, as well as a sad, empty feeling, can manifest as anger

Acts of service, helping out, is one of the best ways to combat loneliness

It’s a cruel twist of evolution, that the more lonely we feel, the more we isolate ourselves rather than going and connecting with people

Instead of “you know where I am” perhaps try saying “I’ll ring you on ….”

Instead of “what you should do is…” , try saying “how can I help?”

It’s a cruel twist of evolution, that the more lonely we feel, the more we isolate ourselves rather than going and connecting with people

Why not invite a friend to head out to a beauty spot?  Take a flask of tea and enjoy the view.

Try a whole week without using the words “I need”.

Contact someone you’re missing, and ask them to join you for a cuppa – it can be virtual or in-person