Report – Australian loneliness report: A survey exploring the loneliness levels of Australians and the impact on their health and wellbeing

Report – Australian loneliness report: A survey exploring the loneliness levels of Australians and the impact on their health and wellbeing

9 November 2018

This report presents findings of a survey that revealed that one in four adults surveyed experienced loneliness.

This report has been published by the Australian Psychological Society and Swinburne University.

Released as part of Psychology Week, this paper presents results from an online national survey of over 1,600 adults.

The survey found that:

  • one in four of those surveyed feel lonely
  • many people, expecially those who are younger report anxiety about socialising
  • thirty percent of those surveyed don't feel part of a group of friends
  • people who are lonely have worse physical and mental health and are more likely to be depressed.

The report includes tips on how people can connect with others.

Download the report via the Psychology Week website.

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