Posts Tagged ‘Loneliness’

ALONE receives increased number of calls from older people regarding mental health difficulties stemming from cocooning

April 27th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has voiced its concern regarding the impact of cocooning measures on older people’s mental health. In the past ten days, 62% of practical support requests made to ALONE’s national COVID-19 helpline were in relation to social isolation and loneliness. The organisation has renewed their calls for a national strategy on loneliness in order to tackle the issue on a long-term basis, both during the pandemic and after it has subsided.


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ALONE, Gavin James and Bonfire team up for the launch of the charity’s ‘Now more than ever’ video campaign

April 27th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, have teamed up with Gavin James and Bonfire Dublin to release their ‘Now more than ever’ campaign, a series of short videos on loneliness featuring Gavin James’s music, which call on members of the public to stay in touch with the older people they know who may be feeling lonely whilst cocooning. All six videos are available to watch here.


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ALONE: Cocooning brings to light increasing and ongoing levels of loneliness and isolation among older people

April 14th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is urging members of the public to reach out to older people in the community who may be feeling particularly isolated at the moment due to cocooning measures in place, which will now continue until May 5. The organisation is asking families to reach out by phone or use technology to stay in touch with their older relatives, neighbours and friends.


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Have a Laugh for Loneliness with ALONE this Christmas

November 27th, 2018

Katherine Lynch is asking the public to reach out and have a laugh with older people
spending Christmas alone

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Brendan O’Carroll asks public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE

October 29th, 2018

Comedian and actor, Brendan O’Carroll, and his wife and co-star, Jenny Gibney, are calling on the public to ‘Have a Laugh for Loneliness’ in aid of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home. The campaign encourages people to host social events for family, friends and neighbours, to raise funds to support ALONE’s services.


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This World Mental Health Day ALONE encourages older people to reach out

October 10th, 2018

As today marks World Mental Health Day, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is urging older people to reach out and talk if they are in need of support surrounding loneliness and mental health.


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Dundalk best friends prepare to get inked with ALONE & the Ink Factory

August 22nd, 2018

Dundalk locals, Doloras Waller and Lily Barnacle, are getting inked to fight the stigma of ageing and raise awareness and funds for ALONE.


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Loneliness Taskforce calls for €3 million annual funding to combat loneliness

June 13th, 2018

The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) today.


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ALONE invites collaboration from other organisations to tackle loneliness

March 14th, 2018

Charity sets up Loneliness Taskforce in partnership with Senator Keith Swanick

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has collaborated with Senator Keith Swanick to form the Loneliness Taskforce, an initiative to coordinate a response to loneliness and social isolation in Ireland. The Loneliness Taskforce intends to increase awareness about the issue and to produce a set of recommendations for Government, state agencies and all policy makers.

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