Exploring loneliness and social isolation in our community

News | 7 August 2019


Did you know 1 in 8 young people and a significant number of Victorians feel lonely?

Join us at a community event to understand why loneliness is an emerging physical and mental health issue for the Inner South-east region.

You will hear the lived experience of people and service providers experiencing loneliness to understand it's mental and physical toll.

There will be presentations on recent research and innovative approaches aimed at tackling social isolation and loneliness.

When: Thursday 22 August, 9.15am – 12pm
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn.
RSVP: To attend please register online.

Event overview

  • Address from the Minister for Suburban Development, the Honourable Marlene Kairouz.
  • Key note speech from Michelle Lim, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University.
  • Research presentation on journey maps that explore people’s lived experience of social isolation and loneliness in the Inner South-east Region.
  • Panel discussion to highlight the prevalence of loneliness and provide an overview of the evidence base.

Morning tea will be provided.