Half-day workshop

Loneliness and social isolation can be harmful to both your physical and mental health. According to the Australian Psychology Society, 1 in 4 people experienced an episode of loneliness, and 1 in 2 reported feeling lonely at least once a week. What strategies can we as health practitioners put into place to prevent older people feeling lonely?

This evidence-based highly interactive workshop will draw on the experience of participants and also focus on:

  • The psychology behind loneliness, what it is related to, how common it is, what causes it
  • Strategies to prevent loneliness and social isolation in people living in residential aged care and those receiving home care
  • Befriending, volunteers and other ways to expand social networks
This workshop will address the following Aged Care standards
  • Aged Care Standard 1 - Consumer dignity and choice
  • Aged Care Standard 4 - Services and supports for daily living

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff working in aged care including residential care and home care
  • Staff working in community health settings
  • Other professionals interested in loneliness


Professor Colleen Doyle

Marcia Fearn

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