Why don’t we talk anymore?

 Dr. Gillian Sandstrom is a social psychologist at the University of Essex. Here she shares her research and personal stories about the benefits of talking to strangers. The Be More Us campaign promotes the idea of chatting to strangers as a way to tackle loneliness, by building small moments of connection. You may be wondering:Read more

How to talk to strangers

Dr. Gillian Sandstrom is a social psychologist at the University of Essex. Read her tips on how to talk to strangers as a way to help end loneliness. Do you like the idea of chatting to strangers as a way to tackle loneliness? Do you worry that you don’t know how to do it? GoodRead more

Watch our new video, Let’s Talk More

Small moments of connection, like saying hello to someone in your local shopping centre or smiling at someone on the bus, are an important way to tackle loneliness and can make a huge difference to someone’s day. How can I help? We can all do something to tackle loneliness. And it’s incredibly simple. Let’s TalkRead more

Why we made Let’s Talk More

Loneliness and social isolation are on the rise with nine million lonely people in the UK, and almost half (49%) of UK adults say that their busy lives stop them from connecting with other people. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is something we can all do something to tackle loneliness, andRead more

Let’s Talk More – Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Campaign to End Loneliness? The Campaign to End Loneliness believe that people of all ages need connections that matter.There are nine million lonely people in the UK and four million of them are older people. Many older people find constant loneliness hardest to overcome. They lack the friendship and support we allRead more

10 ways you can Be More Us

Be More Us is about taking time to connect and celebrate what brings us together. It’s about being curious about the world around us. And being open to new experiences and feeling like we belong. We want to celebrate small moments of connection as well as larger actions. Every moment makes a difference. In everyRead more

Why we created Be More Us

The Campaign to End Loneliness believe that people of all ages need connections that matter. There are nine million lonely people in the UK and four million of them are older people. Many older people find constant loneliness hardest to overcome. They lack the friendship and support we all need. We’re here to change that. WhichRead more