Stream this spring for 5, 10 or 20 hours

Did you know?

1 in 5

The amount of people in the UK who report often or always feeling lonely


The number of UK adults who haven’t had a meaningful conversation in the last week

15 cigarettes/day

The comparable impact that loneliness can have on your health

1. Sign up to Operation Anti-Loneliness for free. Pledge to stream 5, 10 or 20 hours – solo or in a team.

2. Get streaming this March and April. Set a date, grab some mates, and raise money to support people struggling with loneliness.

3. Max out your stream. Head over to our resources section on Discord for stream overlays, social media images and so much more.

Before the pandemic, 1 in 5 people in the UK said they often or always felt lonely. That’s more than 9 million people. And now, feelings of loneliness have only gotten worse.

We believe that no one should struggle with loneliness alone. Our teams provide support services across the UK and help people feel connected to their communities.

The money you raise will help people experiencing loneliness, no matter who they are. Because anyone can feel lonely – regardless of your age or gender, or whether you’re seeking asylum or going through a big life change, like a long-term illness or bereavement.

We need you to help us tackle loneliness in the UK.

Are you ready for the challenge? 

How your money helps


could help us run a digital classroom for young people suffering from loneliness and isolation.


could provide a vulnerable person with 3 hours of support from one of our team following their stay in hospital.


could provide a basic smartphone and data package for 3 young refugees, so they stay connected with their family

1 in 5 people in the UK often or always feel alone - let's tackle loneliness together.

How we are supporting people affected by loneliness

Connecting Communities
Our Connecting Communities teams can help people who are feeling anxious, worried or lonely. Our volunteers help people of any age to meet new friends, connect with local activities, and build their confidence.

Supporting people over the phone
We launched a national support line to give people a place to turn for emotional and practical support. 

Making digital connections
Tackling Loneliness Digitally is a programme that helps build online connections for people more likely to feel lonely. We can provide phones so people can stay in contact with their loved ones, along with training sessions to run people through the basics of using technology and how to connect online.

Helping people help themselves
Our range of free online resources help empower people who may be feeling lonely by providing them with tools to build confidence, learn coping skills and make connections.

If you are feeling lonely, please know that you are not alone. The British Red Cross is here to help you. If you are affected by loneliness or know someone who needs help, please visit .

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