We Connect With Those Affected by Loneliness

Loneliness ; we have all experienced that feeling at some point. But imagine feeling the burden of being isolated and lonely every single day. To those who are socially disconnected, we offer conversation, a listening ear, a trusted relationship to lessen the pain of loneliness. We also assist people in accessing opportunities for social connections around them.

Over time, our team of specialists and skilled volunteers help each individual regain a sense of trust and social confidence.

We help them feel empowered to weave lasting connections in their community.

Matching Intense Needs With Intensive Support

1 in 2 Australians

feel lonely for at least one day in a week*

50,000+ visits

and countless phone calls from Open Support have helped reduce the pain of social disconnection

*Source: Australian Loneliness Report, 2018, Australian Psychological Society

15 cigarettes

Loneliness has the same health impact as smoking 15 cigarettes per day*

120+ people

in our social isolation program have participated to a range of activities that contribute to improve their well-being**

**currently replaced by digital activities due to COVID-19

*Source: Julianne Holt-Lunstad, 2015, Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality: A Meta-Analytic Review

15%

Loneliness increases the likelihood of experiencing depression by 15%*

64% of those we help

struggle with mental health issues, exacerbated by social isolation. We support these people and cater to their individual needs

*Source: Australian Loneliness Report, 2018, Australian Psychological Society

1 in 5 older Australians

are socially isolated*

67% of participants

in our program are over the age of 70

*Source: AIHW

Need Human Connection?

If you struggle with the weight of loneliness and would like to join our Sydney-based program, or if you know someone affected by social isolation, please contact us

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Support a Close-Knit Community

The loneliness epidemic is on the rise. We are stepping up to the challenge and with your help, we can meet the increasing need for support and weave more connections in the community. Your donation will enable our team of specialists to expand the social isolation program and reach more people in need

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