Presentation | Reconnecting Lives

Exploring the Innovative Ways Communities are Addressing Loneliness was a one-day event delivered in Perth W.A. in 2019 by Inclusion Solutions, Befriend and the Bank of I.D.E.A.S.  A range of studies have demonstrated links between loneliness and a range of physical and mental health concerns, including heart disease, dementia, anxiety and depression, clearly demonstrating that human connection is critical for our health, longevity and quality of life. Is loneliness a problem of the individual, or is it a symptom we experience as a result of community fragmentation? Where should our efforts best be targeted in order to nurture connection?  We hope, like us, you will be stimulated to think further on this very important issue that affects so many across all communities.