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Brightstar Group to hold week of events around loneliness

  • 09/05/2022
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Brightstar Group to hold week of events around loneliness
The Brightstar Group is marking Mental Health Awareness Week with a programme of events and activities at both its offices to build awareness and encourage discussion around the theme of loneliness.

The group’s mental health first aid team will be leading activities during the week to raise awareness in recognising signs that people may be experiencing loneliness and offer guidance on what to do if you feel lonely, as well as how to support others.

The group will also be raising money for charities Alzheimer’s Society and SANE, as well as providing education on how both dementia and mental health problems link to loneliness.

Clare Jupp (pictured), director of people development at The Brightstar Group, said: “We will have a different daily theme that considers the concept of loneliness, and we are planning a team challenge to encourage people to work with other team members with whom they may not usually have a close working relationship or friendship.

“We are trying to promote inclusivity and ensure that team members who might feel slightly isolated for different reasons, perhaps because they are new or shy, work together.

“At the Sirius office we have assembled talking groups to define loneliness and consider what factors lead to loneliness and isolation in an effort to be more aware of potentially vulnerable people and offer support where needed.

“We’ll also be fundraising for the mental health charity SANE and the Alzheimer’s Society. Many people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia feel isolated, as do their friends, family and carers, who often face very difficult situations with the day-to-day challenges of supporting a person suffering from dementia.

“This also ties in with the charity ball that our group chief operating officer, William Lloyd-Hayward, is organising in the autumn. There are still tables available, so there remain opportunities for businesses in the industry to support this extremely worthwhile cause.”

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