You Are not Alone: Together TV supporting vulnerable people
The recent global pandemic has affected us all greatly over the previous months. However, Together TV recognises that many people have been left especially vulnerable during these challenging times.
In order to reach out to as many of those feeling vulnerable, we launched our You Are Not Alone campaign in the hopes of assisting those needing help; whether it be finding a local Mutual Aid group for someone vulnerable or just having a friendly chat. Partnering with Mutual Aid UK and Public Health England, we created the UK’s first searchable Mutual Aid Map, connecting those who were self-isolating with those who could provide help.
We launched a special help line that allowed us to directly connect with those in need across all four nations and to connect them to their nearest Mutual Aid group. We were overwhelmed by the number of people reaching out for help, but thanks to the brilliant Mutual Aid groups across the country, we were able to actively help thousands of vulnerable people. In April alone we received hundreds of phone calls and had over 20,000 people using our ineractive mutual aid map. Our help line continues to run for those still seeking assistance or needing to hear a friendly voice; find the details of how to contact us here.
It has been vastly rewarding for all of us here at Together TV to have a positive impact on people’s lives, whether big or small. Below you can find some feedback from vulnerable people that we have assisted across the country; it has been a great to speak to so many of our viewers and to connect them with the help they need. We hope that the You Are Not Alone campaign was a useful source of aid to all those who used our resources.
We have also been helping viewers to develop their interests in meaningful activities and connect with those with similar hobbies. We recognise that the pandemic has not only physically affected countless people, but it has also harmed the mental health of millions of Britons. With encouragement, tools and tips from Together TV, and our experts, we hope to aid those looking to improve their wellbeing across the UK. Our Together For Good community is a space where we continue to remind our audience that You Are Not Alone, and that we are in this Together, For Good!