Connecting with others has a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing and is a great way to remind ourselves that we’re important and valued.

The way we communicate with each other has increasingly moved online. While we can keep connected with those around us now more than ever, sadly more people are reporting that they feel lonelier and lack real connections.

We can all feel lonely from time to time and feeling lonely is not always the same as being alone. We often feel loneliness when our need for meaningful and rewarding social contact and relationships isn’t being met, and it can have a real negative impact on our mental health.

What you can do

We want everyone to use the simple act of sending a postcard to build connections and remind others that you’re there and are thinking about them. It moves conversations away from sending a quick text to one where we slow down and take the time to connect with each other in a meaningful way.

We challenge you to make a connection with someone in your community. Whether you decide to write to a friend, your family, colleagues, or neighbours, you can take the time to say ‘hello’ by downloading and printing off our postcard.

We’d love to see what you’ve been sending or receiving, so tag us on social media channels and use the hashtag #WritingToSayHello.

We know not everyone has access to a printer. If you’d like us to send you a printed postcard, please get in touch with us at hello@health-in-mind.org.uk

Postcards for organisations and groups

If you’d like to use our campaign and postcards with your community group or as part of your team away day, please email: hello@health-in-mind.org.uk

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Download your Writing to Say Hello postcard

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