We’re excited to launch our online Book Club for Wellbeing and Connection, an opportunity for us to celebrate everything going on through our civil society networks, encourage people to share and learn, discuss the latest thinking and research on reducing loneliness during lockdown, and most importantly, build connections between civil society workers, volunteers, trustees, and those people that their organisation serves.
We want to encourage sharing and learning experiences through the book club, in order to generate a greater sense of social solidarity and togetherness.
The sessions will be facilitated by Kate Shurety, the former Executive Director (now associate) of The Campaign to End Loneliness. Each session will begin with with a short Q&A between the author and Kate, followed by an opportunity for all participants to discuss and share ideas.
Reading the book is not essential for participation – rather, we want to hear your thoughts and experiences of the topic on hand.
The first book club meeting will take place on Monday 15th March at 7pm with author Sue Stuart Smith.
Her book, The Well Gardened Mind, explores the relationship between gardening and wellbeing. We’re providing five free copies of the book on a first come, first serve basis.
We know that it’s a busy and challenging time for civil society workers and volunteers, so this is an opportunity for us to share ideas on how we can integrate nature and the outdoors in our work and our lives.
Sign up: https://bit.ly/3k33QqA
The second book club meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th April at 7pm with author Noreena Hertz.
The Lonely Century traces the roots of the loneliness epidemic, and offers hopeful solutions for individuals and communities to reconcile and reconnect.
The first ten participants to sign up will receive a free copy of the book.
Sign up: https://bit.ly/3do4PR9