Cumbria Neighbourliness Network

This month sees the launch of a social media campaign to promote Neighbourliness called the Cumbria Neighbourliness Network, which is funded by Cumbria County Council Public Health and will see various organisations working together.

Throughout each month for the next year, there will be different messages and posts shared about being more neighbourly and linking this into our theme. Each theme will also have a colour. Again please share and interact with us.  We also encourage you to think about the themes and share what you’ve been doing in your own organisations; promoting our message far and wide – always using  #KindCumbria #CumbriaNeighbours #NeighbourlinessNetwork so we can track the hashtag usage.

The campaign is kicking off in May with the theme of ‘mental health’ (pink) to tie in with National Mental Health Awareness Week, and there is a selection of materials available, created by Acorn Marketing, with posts going out on most days of the month.

The main message for May is:

“As many as 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem at some time in their lives.  Could this be your neighbour?  Do you know your neighbours? Do they need to talk or maybe just see a friendly face?  Let’s be mindful of others this month and build a strong community to help support mental health awareness.” #KindCumbria #CumbriaNeighbours #NeighbourlinessNetwork

Social media accounts have been set up:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cumbria-Neighbourliness-Network-2296436833748206/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kind_cumbria

Instagram: @Kind_Cumbria

We would encourage you to follow the pages and begin interacting and sharing posts.

We are also very open to suggestions, interaction and information sharing, so please let us know any ideas, events you want us to share etc.  We look forward to having you involved!

For more information, please contact Jane McFarlane: janem@cumbriacvs.org.uk