CPJ Field ensures people are “Never Alone” this Loneliness Awareness Week (13-17th June)

Next week (13th – 17th June) is Loneliness Awareness Week and this year, C.P.J. Field want to ensure that people are ‘Never Alone’  by developing new and innovative ways to support its colleagues and local communities; from running weekly ‘afterzoom teas’ throughout lockdown, Forget Me Not Letters of Kindness to remind those isolated within the community they are not alone and Bridging the Gap, an inter-generational, weekly social gathering.

Loneliness can leave people feeling isolated and disconnected from others. As a 10th generation family business, and the UK’s oldest funeral directorsC.P.J. Field witness first-hand the impact loneliness and social isolation can have on individuals.

Maria Butler is C.P.J. Field Community Champion for Buckinghamshire and sheshares her top tips for dealing with loneliness below:

  • Maintain your connections with loved ones: Though you may not live in the same town or even country as your loved ones, maintaining connections through Facetime, Skype, a phone call or even a written letter is a way to express yourself and tell them about what you’re going through.
  • Remember to take care of yourself: At this time, the smallest tasks may have become very difficult but it’s important to look after yourself. Remember, where you can to eat fresh food and drink plenty of water. Sleep when you feel the need; let your body guide you as it works to fix you in your time of need.
  • Be gentle with yourself: Remember, grief is completely normal. It’s also scary, painful and, at times, debilitating. Don’t talk to yourself using harsh language. For instance: ‘I should be doing this by now’. Grief has no time frame and everyone is different. Be gentle with yourself and allow yourself time to grieve – you won’t feel like this forever

Maria Butler, C.P.J. Field Community Champion for Buckinghamshire states “Through the various Never Alone initiatives we run at C.P.J. Field, I’ve seen first-hand the power that community spirit can have in bringing us all closer together. Our Bridging the Gap groups that run weekly in Wendover, promote cross-generational socialising. This is something that has been shown to help people feel a sense of connectedness and maintain mental health, combating trends in loneliness.”


If you’d like to learn more about ‘Never Alone’ please visit