To some people, going into a cafe for a brew is the most natural thing in the world. But to someone with social anxiety it’s extremely overwhelming. I want to help create a ‘safe space’ for people to talk and stop people becoming isolated in the community
What information people need to know
Include essential information about dates and times, place and who your activity is for. But on top of that, think about the bigger picture:
Why you’re organising the activity. Your personal story can often inspire people to come. They’ll relate to you and see the passion you have. Your story might also connect you with people who’ve been through similar situations
What changes you hope to see for your community. It’s good to show people that there is a need for your activity
The benefits for the target audience you want to reach
We realised that there was a lot of loneliness and isolation in the village, and that people were not settling here. We wanted to make the village more age friendly so that there were spaces for the elderly and the young to use
Share your story
Do you have a story about how your community has come together to support each other?
We'd love to share your story on our website to encourage other people to get or offer support.