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Chat and Play sessions to tackle loneliness

During November, Action for Children will be encouraging churches and other organisations to run 'Chat and Play sessions' - structured events to help tackle loneliness faced by children and parents.

Loneliness impacts many adults across the UK, but they know that children can experience loneliness in just as many ways as adults. Some don't receive the love and affection they need, others have no one they can trust or turn to.

Jo Cox, the MP, identified loneliness as a serious problem in her constituency and set out to investigate what could be done. After her death last year, the project she started was carried on by her colleagues and renamed The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

Action for Children knows from its work in communities across the UK that many people are vulnerable to loneliness and isolation and that's why they are proud to be leading the Commission’s work on children and families.

They have produced a pack is designed to support churches and other organisations who wish to partner with them to run ‘Chat and Play Sessions’ as part of the Jo Cox Children & Families Loneliness month in November. It offers suggestions and ideas as to how to run these sessions, as well as practical tips and template letters. 

Click here to download your pack, or email Hannah John for more information.
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