The Puuurfect Combination-Tackling Loneliness Through Animal Connection

The Adversity Psychologist

26-07-2023 • 51 mins

Podcast Show Notes

Series 6 Episode 2

Guests: April Baker & Dr Marc Abraham OBE

In this episode I talk to April Baker CEO of Together Co and Vet Dr Marc Abraham OBE about tackling loneliness through animal connection and compassion.

We cover:

·     Recognising loneliness and isolation

·     How it can go unnoticed

·     Impact of loneliness and isolation on physical and emotional health.

·     Animals and tackling loneliness- the human animal connection

·     The Together Co & Paws2connect collaboration.

·     Helping others and the role of compassion and hope in wellbeing.

Find April & Marc

April:

Website: https://togetherco.org.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hellotogetherco?s=11&t=J4e2KMXiTfe8MPmyb9mzVQ

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/hellotogetherco/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilbaker


Marc:

Website: https://marcthevet.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcthevet?s=11&t=J4e2KMXiTfe8MPmyb9mzVQ

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/MarcTheVet

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcabraham


Other useful links:

Coop Foundation: https://www.coopfoundation.org.uk/youth/lonely-not-alone/#:~:text=A%20campaign%20co%2Ddesigned%20with,loneliness%20and%20improve%20mental%20wellbeing.&text=Lonely%20Not%20Alone%20is%20back,youth%2Dled%20behaviour%20change%20campaign.

Social Prescribing NHS page: https://www.england.nhs.uk/personalisedcare/social-prescribing/

Campaign to End Loneliness: https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/

Jo Cox Foundation: https://www.jocoxfoundation.org/loneliness_commission


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