Loneliness is often a central experience for people with mental illness and is a risk factor for poor mental and physical health. There is evidence to show that social connectedness and inclusion, in contrast, are protective factors.
Loneliness is associated with a range of other health consequences and social impacts including risk of suicide.
It is a priority issue for the RANZCP's Community Collaboration Committee who are developing a variety of resources on this key topic.
Presented by Brian Vickers at RANZCP Congress, 2019
Presented by De Backman-Hoyle at RANZCP Congress, 2019
Presented by Associate Professor Simon Stafrace at RANZCP Congress, 2019
Presented by Professor Sharon Lawn at RANZCP Congress, 2019
By Professor Sharon Lawn and Christine Kaine for Lived Experience Australia