Meet Our Ambassadors

Gail Porter

Gail Porter

Gail is a television presenter and mental health advocate who has spoken openly about her own loneliness and depression.

She believes breaking the stigma around loneliness and social isolation is something we should all be talking about, and that reaching out and asking for help is the best thing you can do when you are feeling this way.

I am delighted to help to represent Together Co. It’s such an amazing charity bringing people and communities together.

As a person that has experienced homelessness and loneliness, it is wonderful that Together Co are reaching out and helping to let others know that they are there for them.

Marc Abraham

Dr Marc Abraham OBE

Dr Marc Abraham OBE, or ‘Marc the Vet’, is a multi-award-winning veterinary surgeon, author, broadcaster and animal welfare campaigner.

He is very proud to be an ambassador for Together Co and believes that collectively we should do all we can to help alleviate loneliness and social isolation.

Brighton-based Marc is the founder of Pup Aid, a puppy farm awareness campaign, and led the successful Lucy’s Law campaign in Westminster to ban commercial third-party puppy and kitten sellers, making all UK dog and cat breeders accountable.

He is also the co-founder and secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG), appears regularly in the media, and visits local schools to chat with pupils about caring for animals and looking out for each other.

He was recently awarded the OBE for services to animal welfare by His Royal Highness, King Charles III.

Loneliness can affect anyone, young or old but we can all do something to combat this.

Promoting companionship by harnessing the power of pet therapy has been shown to be hugely beneficial, and this is something we are exploring at Together Co.

Social health expert Kasley Killam leaning against a white wall and smiling. She has curly hair, is wearing a light brown shirt, and her arms folded across her chest.

Kasley Killam

Kasley Killam is a Harvard-trained social scientist, award-winning innovator, and leading expert in social health: the dimension of wellbeing that stems from relationships.

She champions social health as a strategic advisor, keynote speaker, and founder of Social Health Labs, a national non-profit that empowers community builders.

She is also the author of The Art and Science of Connection: Why Social Health is the Missing Key to Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier, which will be published in June 2024.

Kasley earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard School of Public Health specialising in solutions for loneliness and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Queen’s University in Canada.
Her background spans technology, healthcare, academia, and social entrepreneurship, equipping her with unique insight when collaborating with partners.

Kasley’s work includes a national community engagement strategy for Verily (Google Life Sciences), conducted research on positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and launching a campaign and app to promote empathy and kindness that won an award at Stanford University.

For her dedication and impact, Kasley has been recognised as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Encore Public Voices Fellow, Columbia University Age Boom Fellow, and Mind & Life Institute Visiting Scholar.

I am passionate about translating the research on relationships so people can live more socially healthy lives.
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