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Often, what people are missing when they are feeling lonely or isolated is being connected to others in a meaningful way.

Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Solving Isolation

Research shows that social isolation and loneliness in older adults leads to poor health and wellbeing.

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Isolation and Elder Abuse During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the physical distancing measures that have been implemented across much of Australia have left many older people socially isolated.

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‘Like struggling for breath’: Loneliness takes heavy toll on Australians


Isolation Resources

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Developed by Beyond Blue, NewAccess is a free and confidential mental health coaching program for anyone feeling stress...

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Inquiry into social isolation and loneliness in Queensland

COTA Queensland’s submission for the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Social Isolation and Loneliness outlined sev...

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Your Wellbeing: Social and Emotional Strategies

With many of us living in or affected by lockdowns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been thinking about how to...

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Let’s Talk Ageism: An Ageism Awareness Day Conversation

Ageism is when someone treats an older person badly because of their age, like believing older people can’t make decisi...


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