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#WritingToSayHello Our Campaign to Connect

One of the 5 ways to Wellbeing is 'Connect'. Connecting with others has a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing and is a great way to remind ourselves that we're important and valued by others.

With the rise of the internet, everything has increasingly been moving online, including the way we communicate with each other. Now more than ever, we have the ability to keep connected with those around us. Sadly, now more than ever people are reporting that they feel more lonely and lack real connections.

What is loneliness?

We can all feel lonely from time to time, and feeling lonely is not always the same as being alone. Loneliness has been said to be the feeling that we get when our need for meaningful and rewarding social contact and relationships isn’t being met, and it can have a real negative impact on our mental health.

What you can do 

We want everyone to use the simple act of sending a postcard to build connections and remind others that you are there and are thinking about them.

It’s moving conversations away from sending a quick text without much thought, to one in which we slow down and take the time to connect with each other in a meaningful way. The campaign has building relationships and connections at its heart.

We challenge you to make a connection with someone in your community. Whether you decide to write to a friend, your family, colleagues or neighbours, you can take the time to say ‘hello’ by downloading and printing off our postcard at the bottom of this page.

We’d love to see what you’ve been sending or receiving, so tag us on social media channels and use the hashtag #WritingToSayHello.

We know, not everyone has access to a printer so if you would like us to send you a printed postcard, please get in touch with Laura by emailing laura.andre@health-in-mind.org.uk

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