A woman from Leeds will appear in a BBC documentary on Thursday night (Jan 7) about how loneliness is affecting people of all ages.
Jaye Kearney is one of 14 people who was filmed for The Age of Loneliness, a film by documentary maker Sue Borne. Jaye, of Headingley, has previously spoken to the YEP about the loneliness she experienced moving to Leeds from London for a new job ten years ago. In the film, which airs on BBC1 at 10.35pm, she talks about being single and how it has impacted her life.
She says: “I’m very good at just getting on with life, because you don’t want to be that person who whinges all the time. I don’t want to be Bridget Jones. I don’t want to be whinging about not having a boyfriend all the time. It’s so boring.”
Sue, who spent 18 months making the film, said loneliness is a “major public health problem” which “we ignore at our peril”.