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Making new connections

Making new connections

We are hard-wired as humans to need social connections. Here are a few simple ways to connect with yourself and others.


Loneliness can often feel overwhelming and something out of our control, so it can be useful to have a starting point. To help you and others to feel less lonely we have framed it into a three-step approach. 


Are you keen to develop new friendships by trying something new, but you're not sure what that something new might be?


Our founder, Amy Perrin, talks about the power of being a ‘connector’ and how we can all play our part in creating a sense of belonging.


Forget what your mother told you. As an adult, it's good for us to talk to strangers. Dr Gillian Sandstrom takes us through the benefits. 


We can unintentionally stigmatise loneliness even further by the way we talk about it. So how can we change the language around loneliness?


Have you ever stopped to think about your social connections and needs? Our founder, Amy Perrin,  outlines what to consider.

Connect with yourself

Excessive use of social media can affect our mental health and increase feelings of loneliness. Here are our top tips for using it well.

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As part of our self-care series, we look at how eating the right foods can help our mood and make us feel good. 

Pet The Bunny

For people who are feeling lonely, pets can be a great comfort and a way to share worries, without fear of judgement.


Self-care is a common phrase when it comes to our general well-being, but it can also apply to loneliness.


Creative writing is a simple and rewarding way to develop self-expression and make space for reflection. Here's how to get started.


Alison, one of our Marmalade volunteers, lives in Bristol and volunteers for a number of charities. Find out why volunteering is good for you.

How to use social media well

Studies have shown that excessive use of social media can affect our mental health and increase feelings of loneliness. We've put together our top tips for using social media well. Read more > 

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