Social Isolation

Social Isolation

“Social Isolation is equivalent to the health effects of smoking 15 cigarettes a day or consuming more than six alcoholic drinks daily.”
– Professor Andrew Beer, University of South Australia.

Open Support is committed to reducing the impact of social isolation in the community through a variety of key services which assist and support those who find themselves in socially-isolated situations.

Visit Program is Open Support’s no-cost, fortnightly visit service for socially isolated people living in both east and south-west Sydney

Visit Program offers one-to-one, fortnightly home visits and local outings, where appropriate, for those living who are experiencing social isolation.
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Time Out provides support for the wellbeing of carers, patients, and regular patient visitors to St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Additionally, this no-cost service offers a separate support program for the wellbeing of homeless men and women who use St Vincent’s Private Hospital’s health care services.
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Court Support proivides assistance to people attending court proceedings at three of Sydney main courts – Liverpool Court, Darlinghurst Court, and the Downing Centre Local and District Court in central Sydney.
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