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Tackling loneliness

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British Red Cross

Anyone can feel lonely, but the British Red Cross' research shows that loneliness can badly affect young people. In response, they've developed a set of resources in partnership with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for educators to use with young learners.

The resources focus on some key themes surrounding loneliness and coping. Each document contains a selection of activities which educators can use to individually or together to build a lesson plan.

The activities use animated films, illustrated characters, videos, podcasts and music to explore the topic of loneliness with primary and secondary learners. 


Compassionate Values, Health and Well-being

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+


Citizenship, Drama, English / literacy, English: ESOL / EAL, English: literature / story, PSHE / PSE / PSED, Remote learning

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Resource contents

  • Link

    British Red Cross website

  • Word document

    What is loneliness? - lesson plan

  • Word document

    Stories of loneliness - lesson plan

  • Slides

    Stories of loneliness characters - lesson presentation

  • Word document

    What meaningful connections do you have? - lesson plan

  • Word document

    Helping others who are lonely - lesson plan

  • Word document

    Talking about loneliness - lesson plan