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George the poet and First Bus

First Bus shows Brits want to connect more in public spaces

First Bus, partners with George the Poet to release ‘ode to the bus’ poem, as research shows Brits want to connect more in public spaces.

A powerful poem and accompanying video has today been released by acclaimed poet, George the Poet, celebrating the power of buses as a central pillar of local communities around the UK, as research reveals Brits are more afraid of connecting to people in their communities than ever before.

In response to the findings, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and Mental Health Expert, Dr. Tara Quinn-Cirillo says: “Humans are inherently social beings, so a lack of purposeful connection can negatively impact physical and mental health, with loneliness now classed as a public health issue by the World Health Organisation.