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Campaign for Connection Articles

Michelle and Cadi on a video call talking about counselling and coaching in nature

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