I might not be who you'd expect to see in a loneliness campaign at Christmas - Hannah, 24

Recent research conducted by Youth Sight in conjunction with the Trust found that 72% of young people* reported that they had recently felt lonely or isolated. Loneliness amongst young people has been shown to increase the likelihood of poor physical and mental health, the risk of becoming involved in criminal activity and reduce future employment opportunities. The study also showed that:

  • Young people not currently in employment, education or training (NEET) were almost 20% more likely to feel lonely than those not categorised in this group.
  • Loneliness is gendered, with young women (75%) more likely to suffer than young men (69%)
  • Young people in Scotland reported the highest levels of loneliness in the UK (84%)
  • Young people in the North of England (78%) experienced higher levels of loneliness than those in the South of England (71%)

By donating you can help young people like Hannah who had low confidence, self-esteem and self-belief in her abilities which kept her isolated from others and alone. Since attending a Get on Track course and meeting her athlete mentor, Hannah sees life differently now and is far happier and less isolated  than before. You can read Hannah’s story story here

Please help us to stop loneliness amongst young people across the UK. Your donations will help us to run more programmes and reach more young people throughout 2017 and help prevent loneliness.

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Alternatively, please Text LONE08 £5 to 70070 to donate £5

* Based on a representative sample of 1.013 young people between the ages of 18-24 in the UK: YouthSight report commissioned by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust (2016)

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