For most, Christmas is a happy time spent celebrating and relaxing with friends and family. But if you’re in the quarter of the population that lives with mental health problems, it can be one of the most difficult times of the year. Find out how our Christmas sandwiches will contribute towards Mind, SAMH and Inspire.

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We’ve partnered with Steel Warriors to help create the 20 open air, free-to-use gyms made from recycled knives. This forms part of our work to protect, support or improve 2,000 local community spaces by 2022. Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community and Shared Value explains more.

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Retail crime has reached epidemic proportions. We’re calling on industry, government and communities to work together to tackle the root causes of violence, not just the symptoms. Food CEO, Jo Whitfield explains more.

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Co-op’s charity, the Co-op Foundation, has announced £1.6m of funding for 22 projects tackling youth loneliness, thanks to a partnership with Government on the Building Connections Fund Youth strand. Head of the Co-op Foundation, Jim explains the difference this will make.

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Co-op Christmas sandwiches have returned to the shelves and this year, when we enjoy selected festive sandwiches, together we’re helping fight modern slavery #TheCoopWay

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Tackling loneliness through Co-op Local Community Fund

Woodchurch Church, based in Birkenhead, tackles loneliness. Co-op Colleague Member, David, explains how they’ve helped bring the community together thanks to the support of Co-op Members and why he chose to support them.

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Paul Gerrard, Policy & Campaigns Director, explains how after four years of campaigning to tackle loneliness, our Co-op welcomes today’s announcement of the Government’s loneliness strategy for England.

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