"We can all do something about loneliness"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by Mindset (as ),
I gave a talk to about 30 Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (Occupational Therapists etc) about fighting loneliness with the slogan and request to 'Speak to someone new today'.
One of them took this to heart and smiled and spoke to an oldish lady he met in the street one day. She ignored him. A few days later he met her again and she stopped him and said 'The other day you spoke to me. Thank you, it made my day, you were the only person that spoke to me that day'.
There are so many lonely people, please help. I have set up an e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to gather more feedback stories. Some of those uncaring nurses that we hear about may speak to a lonely person, sometimes perhaps a patient!