Tell the Government: put young people at the heart of action to tackle loneliness

We’re asking all our supporters to email the UK Government’s Minister for Loneliness, Mims Davies MP.

Loneliness is a feeling that most of us will experience at some point. You don’t have to be alone to be lonely. You can feel lonely in a crowd, with friends, colleagues or even close family.

But if this loneliness becomes persistent, it can pose a risk to our health and wellbeing. And young people aged 16 to 24 report feeling lonely more often than older age groups. They also say they feel unable to ask for help, or don’t know where to get help for their feelings of loneliness.

It’s important to say that not every young person feeling lonely will be suicidal, and loneliness won’t always play a role in a young person thinking about taking their own life: but we know that there can be a link between the two.

We need your help to ensure that the Government’s strategy on tackling loneliness has young people at its heart.

You can take action today. Just enter your details below and click ‘next’. You’ll have a chance to edit the email before you send it.

Click next to email Mims Davies MP. You will be able to edit your email before sending it.

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