Posts Tagged ‘Lonliness’

Taking loneliness seriously

Monday, May 24th, 2021
Lonliness

We all feel lonely sometimes. Loneliness is no different to hunger or thirst; a signal from our bodies that we need something. Meaningful social connection—especially with people we can be ourselves around, people we can call on in times of need—is a basic human need. But just like these other needs, if left unmet for Read more

It’s hard to admit we’re lonely, even to ourselves

Monday, August 17th, 2020
lonliness

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to loneliness in Australia. This is especially so as Melburnians entered the strictest lockdown to date. Meanwhile, the rest of Australia braces for the possibility of a second wave and people are adapting to new habits and restrictions. This has disrupted our social routines, and in many cases has Read more

Loneliness: Lockdown hits young people hardest

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
youth loneliness

The incidence of prolonged loneliness for youth increased significantly during the lockdown. For youth aged 15-24 years (General Social Survey) or aged 18-24 years (other surveys), the incidence of prolonged loneliness increased from 5.8% of youth before lockdown to about 20.8% during the lockdown. It fell slightly to 17.0% post-lockdown. These are the findings of Read more

Loneliness epidemic is a gospel opportunity

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
loneliness

In 2018, a national survey exploring the impact of loneliness revealed that this condition is now at epidemic levels and poses a severe health risk to the general population. Survey results were released by Cigna, a global health service company, based on the UCLA loneliness scale, an instrument that measures and assesses subjective feelings of Read more

Loneliness is a health issue, and needs targeted solutions

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
lonliness

In its 2018 budget, the Australian government announced $46 million towards the community visitors scheme which is designed to reduce loneliness in older adults. Earlier this year, Tracey Crouch was appointed the United Kingdom’s first minister for loneliness. While it may seem unusual to some to have government take a role in improving our social Read more