Make a Difference

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Isolation and loneliness can be experienced by anyone, anywhere; from remote communities to the centre of big cities. Here in Shetland we have high levels of community involvement and activity; yet those who do not feel part of their communities can be isolated and lonely, and can feel stigmatised. They may not have networks of friends or family many of us take for granted. People feeling isolated and lonely are at greater risk of poor physical and mental health, often leading to reduced independence and early mortality.

So what can we all do?

• Think about people in our local community who may be lonely, and what we can do to make a difference to their lives
• A simple hello, a wave, offering a lift or an invitation to get involved in the community can make a difference
• Lead by example and encourage others to do so too
• Attend this short training session, designed to explore the role we can each play within our communities to reduce loneliness, isolation and stigma.

Tutor: Fiona Robertson
Venue: Islesburgh Community Centre
Duration / Dates: 1 day: Saturday 27 October 2018
Times: 11am - 1pm
Cost: Free of charge
  • General interest
  • Wellbeing
  • Day Classes
  • The Scotish Goverment
  • Shetland Island Council
  • Learn Direct Scotland