​Tesco Is Selling Twosie Christmas Jumpers To Help Combat Loneliness

Tesco has teamed up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably Living Miserably (CALM) to create a twosie jumper to support those who may be lonely over the festive period.

The jumpers, which have two head holes and just one arm hole either side, are particularly aimed at men, and it is hoped they will encourage them to support one other and give the gift of friendship this Christmas.

So while you're all cosy you can relax knowing you have done your bit too.

Perfect for snuggling up together the twosies come in two different designs at just £18 and one size fits all.

Tesco will donate 100 per cent of the profits to CALM. (Credit: Tesco)
Tesco will donate 100 per cent of the profits to CALM. (Credit: Tesco)

You can either choose the classic Fairisle pattern or a Mr and Mrs Claus design, and both will be available in store.

Hopefully the jumpers will encourage men to support each other during what is notoriously known as a tricky time of year for loneliness.

Tesco will also reportedly give 100 per cent of the profits from the jumpers to CALM, and hope to raise £25,000 in total.

Simon Ginning, CEO of CALM says : "We're delighted to continue CALM's relationship with F&F at Tesco this festive period. Christmas is a fun, joyous time of year but we know it can be tough too.

The jumpers come in one size and are only £18. (Credit: Tesco)
The jumpers come in one size and are only £18. (Credit: Tesco)

"That's why we're encouraging people to get together and look out for their mates, families and loved ones - whether that be checking in with a text, catching up with someone you haven't seen for a while, or teaming up for a laugh in a festive two-headed jumper."

Last year it was estimated that around nine million UK citizens would suffer from loneliness over Christmas.

According to Mind, although it might be the last thing you want to do, keeping connected with people is a useful way to look after your mental health at Christmas.

On the website, they write: "Sometimes, the last thing we feel like doing is talking to people. You might be feeling anxious or overwhelmed, or just not very sociable - but connecting with other people has lots of benefits for your mental health.

"Talking through things that are worrying you can be really helpful, just sharing whatever it is can help you feel supported, and listened to. Christmas can also be a really good time to get in touch with people you might not speak to regularly - and you never know who might need a listening ear.

Mind has said that avoiding alcohol and trying to get enough sleep will help with your mental health at Christmas. (Credit: Pexels)
Mind has said that avoiding alcohol and trying to get enough sleep will help with your mental health at Christmas. (Credit: Pexels)

"Connecting with people is also a really good chance to do some good. You could find somewhere to volunteer (maybe at your local Mind?) or offer to help out a friend of family member who's got a lot going on over Christmas, it's proven to help your mental health by boosting your self-esteem and improving your mood."

They have also shared some tips for looking after yourself at Christmas like avoiding alcohol as it is a depressant, making sure you get enough sleep, and trying to stick to a healthy diet to keep your mood stable.

Featured Image Credit: Tesco

Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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