Media coverage

NARI's researchers and Ambassadors are frequently cited in the media or are asked to prepare comment pieces.

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NARI researchers are looking to develop a model where befrienders can, through their volunteer work, reduce the all too commonly found conditions of depression and anxiety in aged care residents.


Professor Doyle from the National Ageing Research Institute describes the benefits of befriending through companionship.


Befriending is a proposed new approach to helping reduce depression and anxiety in people living in aged care.