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Innovation: Initiatives to Alleviate Loneliness Symposium


In May 2019, Friends for Good hosted its first symposium to a sold out audience.

Innovation: Initiatives to Alleviate Loneliness, was an opportunity for academics, not-for-profits, governments and businesses to discover, discuss and contribute to initiatives tackling loneliness right now.

This symposium was a chance for individuals to be inspired, get connected and stay up-to-date with organisations that are addressing the needs of all people suffering from or affected by loneliness in our communities.

A big thanks to our sponsors for your support to host this event, all of our speakers and presenters for your time, effort and involvement. Thanks to our Friends for Good volunteers who have worked hard to ensure the symposium was a success and finally to all delegates who have attended.



Photos by Robert Wagner Photography




1.00pm – 4.30pm
Monday 13th May 2019


RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Panel Discussion
Open Mic
Time We Talked Summary
Community Organisation Presentations
Melbourne School of Design Student Exhibition


Dr David Week
Dr Peter Streker
Marisa Berton
Terence Jaensch
Irene Opper
Anna Donaldson
Victoria Wells
Amy Churchouse
Leah Heiss
Jean Darling
Edmond Low


Download the 2019 Symposium Program