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MARMALADE GUIDES

Practical Guides.

Loneliness affects us all at various times throughout our lives. We have developed guides to help you (and those you know and love) through education, work life, at home and in the community.
 

Loneliness in Education

Loneliness in school

Discuss loneliness in school to normalise loneliness before children become socially conditioned to feel stigma around the topic. Download our primary and secondary school lesson plans Read more > 

Loneliness at uni

Ben Carroll, 22, is a graduate from London. He experienced loneliness in his first term at Bristol University. After a conversation with friends from home, Ben realised that he wasn't alone in feeling isolated. Read more > 

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Loneliness at work

Loneliness in the 

workplace

Increased use of technology and more agile working has given employees and organisations more flexibility – but often at the cost of culture and connection. Read more > 

Self employed loneliness

Loneliness might feel like part of the job description when you’re self-employed, but there are plenty of things you can do to build your work connections and feel more connected.

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At home & in your community

Men and loneliness 

UKCP-accredited psychotherapists Stephen Westcott, John-Paul Davies and Noel Bell explain some of the challenges of loneliness which are particular to men, the barriers men face and how to address feelings of loneliness. Read more > 

Disability and loneliness

Having a disability can feel very lonely and isolating, but everyone’s situation is unique, and we can all find ways to address our feelings of loneliness. Read more >

Loneliness and technology

Technology is great in many ways for bringing us together and the Covid pandemic has proved that. But it can also alienate and drive us apart. Read more > 

The power of weak ties

Do you feel uplifted when you exchange a smile with a stranger in the street? ‘Weak ties’ like can have a significant effect on our happiness and sense of belonging. Read more > 

The digital divide

It is often assumed that everyone is now online. It's simply not the case. The digital divide is real and looks set to deepen. What can be done to help those living their lives offline to feel more connected? Read more > 

Are you feeling lonely?

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 three parts...

  1. Acknowledge loneliness in yourself or others

  2. Identify what you or they need

  3. Take the appropriate action