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Interested in volunteering?

We need help from volunteers to deliver initiatives to help fight loneliness in our community and to help us spread the word!
We’d love you to join us.

WE NEED YOU!



We want to free people from loneliness.

Loneliness is a big problem and it’s a big problem for a lot of people.

Overseas research shows how dangerous loneliness is for our health, including the increased risk of heart disease, depression and anxiety and how it is a growing problem.

We aim to free people from loneliness. This task is enormous.

 

185,000

Older people in Victoria are likely to be experiencing loneliness by 2031

Source: A recent report by the Commissioner for Senior Victorians

 

Introducing: FriendLine. A new support line.

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FriendLine is a national support line ready for a cuppa and a conversation.

The support line will be available for anyone who needs to reconnect, feels lonely or just wants a chat.

1800 4 CHATS
(1800 424 287)

To find out more about the service or to volunteer, please contact us.

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Many studies have now found a link between loneliness and poorer health outcomes.

Here's what we're doing about it:

OUR INITIATIVES

WHAT IS LONELINESS?

We asked the community to tell us what they thought.

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  • quote-marks Having nobody to talk to or share experiences with.

  • quote-marks Not having someone to confide in.

  • quote-marks Not finding a connection with people, places or things.

  • quote-marks No one understands me.

  • quote-marks Feeling like I have no body around me and no support from others.

  • quote-marks Not being connected to people.

  • quote-marks It’s the small things that make me feel lonely.

  • quote-marks It means I miss my friends and having a partner.

  • quote-marks I feel lonely when I scroll through social media sometimes.

  • quote-marks Isolated, stressful, overwhelming.

  • quote-marks Feeling alone even with many people around.