According to Age UK, over a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

And it's not just older people who are experience loneliness. In 2020, one in four UK adults said they had feelings of loneliness in the “previous two weeks”.

Loneliness levels have also become increasingly alarming amongst young people. This survey which has tracked the mental health of the nation since March.

How can we help?

We learnt that 61% of people reported that either being kind to others or receiving kindness from others has a positive effect on their mental health.

Through one-on-ones, mentoring and group workshops, our programmes bring together artists with people of all ages who may benefit from connection, forming lasting friendships and providing meaningful support.

So far, Connectforce has...

Read our First Year Report to learn more about what we've been up to!