Wear yellow for Lonely, Not Alone!

Wear yellow for Lonely, Not Alone!

Last year we supported the launch of #LonelyNotAlone, a campaign to tackle youth loneliness.

Lonely, Not Alone is Co-op Foundation’s campaign against youth loneliness.

Only a third of 10-25 year olds would feel comfortable asking for help if they felt lonely. Because of the stigma attached to it, many young people just stay in the cycle of loneliness.

This year Lonely, Not Alone is back and bigger than before. This video from the campaign shows where the inspiration came from and some young people’s experience with loneliness.

In 2019, the young people involved with the campaign chose yellow socks as their campaign idea because the colour reminded them of hope, while the semi-hidden nature of socks reflected what loneliness felt like for them.

Our staff and students got their yellow socks (and shoes) out to show their support!

With the Covid-19 pandemic still affecting all of us, our young people need support more than ever.

So pop on some yellow socks and a smile and reach out to those around you. We all need a little help sometimes!