Loneliness and social isolation have emerged as critical issues in Australia with 1 in 4 Australians affected, causing us emotional distress and leading to declines in mental and physical health. Despite being so common, many of us don’t share our loneliness experience with others – particularly colleagues, making us feel isolated and even more lonely.
Griefline talks to thousands of people every year whose grief is made worse through loneliness. Our Addressing Loneliness in the Workplace webinar aims to empower participants with enough understanding to offer caring support to workmates who are experiencing loneliness.
The session aims to help normalise loneliness by exploring its prevalence in the community, discuss risk factors, how it shows up in the mind and body, and the connection between grief, loss and loneliness. We’ll show you how to support someone who’s lonely (yourself included) and provide you with a toolkit of resources and links to specialised programs and services for the lonely.
What you’ll learn:
- What is loneliness and how does it differ to social isolation?
- Breaking down the stigma – the prevalence of loneliness in Australia
- Exploring the connection between grief, loss and loneliness
- Understanding how loneliness impacts wellbeing
- Supporting someone who is lonely
- About Griefline – how we can support you
- Resources for your loneliness toolkit
A copy of Griefline’s presentation is available here.
Webinar recording available here.