One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.
At The Skill Mill, we actively improve local community spaces, so that anyone can enjoy the great outdoors. Building benches, maintaining green spaces, and looking after wildlife are just a few of the day-to-day jobs our teams carry out. We make a difference to areas where people can socialise, enjoy their natural surroundings, and get some fresh air - a great contribution to tackling loneliness.
Furthermore, we have been observing and documenting the positive effect that working outdoors is having on the mental health of the young people we employ. They report having reduced stress, less anxiety, and improved mood.