Facing Loneliness Together Event

Tuesday 23 February, 11am – 12pm

To raise awareness and reduce the stigma of loneliness and social isolation amongst members of the Armed Forces, veterans, their families, and carers

Event Details

WHEN: Tuesday, 23 February (starts: 11:00, ends: 12:00pm)

WHERE: Virtual Zoom panel event


  • Johnny Mercer MP – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans
  • Kim Leadbeater – Jo Cox Foundation Ambassador
  • Gail Walters – Assistant Director Operations, the Royal British Legion
  • Special Guests – We will hear from a number of individuals who have agreed to share their lived experiences of social isolation and loneliness.

WHAT: The Royal British Legion and The Jo Cox Foundation share a vision of bringing communities together to create a sense of belonging. The event will explore the subject of loneliness and social isolation in the Armed Forces community. We will also talk about initiatives and plans to address loneliness and social isolation.

We hope that attendees will be prepared to participate and ask questions.  We will hear from the Royal British Legion about initiatives and plans on these issues focused on the Armed Forces Community and share our joint commitment to tackling loneliness and social isolation for all.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Please register on Eventbrite by following this link. More details will follow nearer the event date on how to take part.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email socialisolation@britishlegion.org.uk

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