Red Cross: together, we overcome loneliness

23.04.2021 - 16:34
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Red Cross: together, we overcome loneliness
With its ‘Together, we overcome loneliness’ campaign, Red Cross Faroe Islands is shedding light on the challenges of loneliness and social isolation
 

The challenges of loneliness and social isolation have never been more pressing than in today’s Covid-19 climate, the Red Cross Faroe Islands writes in a press release.

To help shed light on these challenges, the organisation is launching its ‘Together, we overcome loneliness’ campaign, consisting of six events held across the country.

The events include a talk by psychologist Suni Poulsen on the challenges of loneliness, an introduction to the Red Cross ‘visitor service’ for the lonely and ‘the family network’ for migrants, Dragana Popovic telling her story of migration and loneliness, plus a short film and a live music performance.

 

The dates and venues are as follows:

Tuesday 27 April at 7 pm in Spaniastova in Klaksvík

Wednesday 28 April at 7 pm in Marghøllin, Sørvágur 

Thursday 29 April at 7 pm at Caféin á Mølini in Skálavík, Sandoy

Tuesday 4 May at 7 pm in the Nordic House in Tórshavn

Wednesday 5 May at 7 pm in Løkshøll in Runavík

Thursday 6 May at 7 pm in SALT in Tvøroyri

 

Programme

7.00 pm: Welcome

7.15 pm: “Loneliness – challenges and solutions” by psychologist Suni Poulsen

7.40 pm: Introduction to vitjanartænastan (the visiting service)

7.55 pm: Short film about the visiting service

8.00 pm: Break incl. live performances and coffee/tea

8.15 pm: Familjuvinir (the family network) (in English)

8.30 pm: the personal story of Draganu Popovic, new to the Faroes (in English)

8.45 pm: Meet your Red Cross volunteers

9.00 pm: Event ends

 

Entry to the events is free, and everyone is welcome.

For more information, visit the Red Cross Faroe Islands website.

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