Let’s beat loneliness together

Published: 11 June 2021 

We all feel lonely now and then. Whether you’ve moved to a new area, changed jobs or you’re missing your friends and family, loneliness affects us all differently and in a world that is so connected by social media, it is very easy to feel alone.  

If you have felt like this or currently feel this way, we want you to know that we’re here for you, if you need us. We have a variety of support services on offer for you to get involved with, whether you just want to chat, meet up with a friendly face or get to know new people within your local community.  

Join our coffee morning 

Did you know that every Friday from 10.30-11.30am we host our weekly coffee morning group? It’s a great way to make new friends, socialise locally with people from your community and learn something too, thanks to the variety of special guests that drop in each week! 

Over the past 12 months the group have met over Zoom, but every now and again there are face-to-face meetups that you can join in with. This Friday 18 June, the group will be meeting at our community garden Grow Speke for a cooking demonstration by the staff from Groundwork after the session at 11am.  

Football therapy tackling mental health 

If you have a love for sports or want to get back into it, Liverpool Football Therapy might just be the ticket. Spending time outdoors with people who have similar interests is a fantastic way to ease yourself back into social situations and Liverpool Football Therapy was set up for anyone who is experiencing any kind of mental health difficulties. 

We’ve partnered with the project to deliver weekly football sessions for adults aged 18+. It’s a safe, open space for people to interact and build new friendships. The weekly five-a-side sessions are held at Goals, Speke Boulevard every Tuesday evening from 8.30-10.30pm and it’s open to both men and women. Don’t worry if you haven’t played before – simply get your trainers on and join us for a kick-about!  

Give volunteering a go 

Our aim is to make volunteering easy and accessible for everyone, which is why we have a few different ways that you can get involved. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and helps make it a better place, as well as learning new skills and making new friends at the same time.  

Grow Speke is our community garden that’s open all year round and there are a variety of activities to get involved with such as planting fruit and vegetables, maintaining the site or learning about our bee apiaries. We have regular taster days that you can pop along to see if it’s your thing! 

We can overcome loneliness together 

From 14 to 18 June, it’s Loneliness Awareness Week and taking part in community groups, local activities and volunteering are great ways to try something new if you’re struggling and feeling alone. Even the smallest of interactions can make a huge difference. If you would like more information about any of the groups or activities that we’ve shared you can get in touch with us by email at getinvolved@southliverpoolhomes.co.uk.  

We know it can be daunting joining a new group for the first time or simply building up the courage to attend, but if you’re not quite ready to get involved but would like to have a chat, either over the phone or in person, drop us an email at getinvolved@southliverpoolhomes.co.uk and we can take it from there.  

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