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Highland project calls for people to take the time to say hello to tackle isolation

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HIGHLAND Hello is a multi-lingual project that encourages people to recognise that simple gestures can support us to feel more connected with people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In recent months, life has changed for all of us and social distancing has meant it is now more important than ever that we find different ways to stay connected with our family, friends and communities.

With a view to connecting with those who may be feeling isolated and anxious during these challenging times, the project is asking people to make a small gesture of connection by saying a simple Hello to others.

An online Highland Hello film challenge has been launched on Twitter and Facebook. The social media challenge calls for people to upload short films of themselves saying hello and passing on a wellbeing tip that has helped them during the lockdown. The films that have been received to date have been collated and will be shown to people who have less access to the outside world such as those in care homes.

Information and Hello postcards in a range of languages will also be sent to Highland organisations in the form of an online package to encourage them and the people they engage with to get involved. Hello Postcard packages will be sent to Highland Senior Citizen Network service users.

The project which was developed by a small group of people based in the Highlands of Scotland is supported by the Highland Third Sector Interface, HiMRA: Highland Migrant and Refugee Advocacy, Fèis Rois, Highland Senior Citizens Network and national organisation the Scottish Recovery Network.

Tiffany Bottomley from HiMRA commented:

“HiMRA’s main goal is to provide support to migrants and refugees feeling disconnected from the Highland community and find ways to lessen loneliness, isolation and disconnectedness. It has been amazing to see the Hello! videos shared from the Highland Community as well as across Scotland and I hope this carries on during this turbulent time of lockdown.”

Find out more about getting involved at: https://himra.org/hello-campaign-2020

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