Loneliness is a growing concern globally, because of its reported impact on health and wellbeing.
As part of Psychology Week 2018, the Australian Psychological Society is addressing loneliness with a campaign to help people to connect and thrive.
As part of the campaign, the Australian Psychological Society and Swinburne University have produced the Australian Loneliness Report, based on a national survey of adults. This examines the prevalence of loneliness and how it affects the physical and mental health of Australians. It is the most comprehensive study of loneliness completed in Australia.
It is the latest in a series of surveys conducted by the Australian Psychological Society to examine issues affecting the wellbeing of Australians.