As someone who likes to spend some time alone, I have been reflecting on the difference between aloneness and loneliness. My own experience is that being alone can nourish, while feeling lonely can be isolating and devastating. We are currently in the middle of loneliness awareness week and the Marmalade Trust are encouraging us all to think more about the impact loneliness may be having on people in our communities. Every conversation we have about our own experience of loneliness is one less lonely voice.
If you are interested in finding out more in how we can tackle loneliness visit marmalade trust.org