Blue Monday has been considered the saddest day of the year. However, it is also Together TV’s anniversary, and we think there is a lot worth celebrating to help beat the blue. We’ve highlighted our favourite moments of 2020 with bright colours and the impressive numbers you’ve helped us achieve.
Week four of the Great Winter Get Together focuses on understanding loneliness, destigmatising it and facing it. Since the global pandemic, one in four Brits has identified themselves as lonely, and millions have experienced social isolation. It is a feeling many people will have, but by not talking about it little progress is made to overcome it.
Are you experienced in production development, content distribution or broadcast editing? And fancy working at the UK's social purpose broadcaster? Well we have the perfect opportunities for you. Together TV has two open vacancies for an Editor and a Development Exectuive to join its small team that strives to inspire postiive change through telly.
The second theme of the Great Winter Get Together this year is ‘Reach Out’. The number of people who identify as being lonely has gone from one in ten to one in four since the UK lockdown. What better way to reconnect and tackle loneliness than by reaching out.
● Christmas Together premieres on TV and online at 1pm on Christmas Day.
● Hosted by Ria Hebden and featuring Danny John-Jules and more, the show will offer companionship, connection and warmth to viewers.
● Bringing chat, top tips, songs and festive joy to viewers to create a sense of sharing and connection for people isolating, shielding and alone this Christmas.
● Christmas Together features two of six new films celebrating the great work of mutual aid groups across the UK.
2020 has been a hard and peculiar year, but it has taught us how important it is to show how thankful we are. Thankful to the key workers who we rely on and put themselves on the line. Thankful to our relations, neighbours, friends and the friendly faces we know that bring smiles to our faces when they check in. Showing our thanks is something that we sometimes forget to do. In support of Jo Cox Foundations’ Great Winter Get Together, Together TV has put together some easy ways you can show your thanks this Christmas and spread smiles where you go.
Together TV launches Christmas Together, the campaign to tackle loneliness at Christmas that includes a festive “journey” and a virtual Christmas Lunch. Free and open to for everyone, from everywhere in the UK. Together TV celebrates tireless work of mutual aid community heroes this Christmas with award winning Director Thomas Martin filming across the UK. The TV channel joins Jo Cox Foundation’s campaign Great Winter Get Together to tackle loneliness at Christmas.