What is Ami?

Our mission is to reduce loneliness and social isolation by encouraging people to offer support to those around them, whatever their age, who may be lonely.

Loneliness can be defined as a subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship. Social isolation refers to a lack of contact with family or friends, community involvement, or access to services. Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health: lacking social connections is a comparable risk factor for early death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and is worse for us than obesity and physical inactivity.

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