Say hello benches
Loneliness Awareness Week
12-18 June 2023
“It feels to me like the days of saying hello to strangers in the street, on a bus, or at the park have sadly pretty much become a thing of the past…The ‘Say Hello’ campaign is all about making it that little bit easier to just, well… ‘Say Hello’.” – John Bishop, comedian
Come along and say hello.
12-18 June is Loneliness Awareness Week. During this week (and one on 21st June!) local benches across the Dudley borough will be “adopted” for the week. People can go and say hello, get information and take part in an activity. To find your local bench and what activities are going on please see details below or download a timetable.
We are doing these benches as part of Month of Community, to make connections with local people. People of all ages can feel lonely.
Benches are being supported by local community groups. So pop along and say hello…