Loneliness, social connection and COVID-19: CSI response
PublisherCOVID-19 Infectious diseases Mental health promotion Pandemics Disease management Mental health Loneliness Social isolation Australia
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Researchers have long known that loneliness and social isolation cause people significant emotional pain and can have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. Now, with COVID-19, Australians are being told to socially distance.
This risks making the problems associated with loneliness worse. It’s important that people focus on keeping up social connections even while physically distancing - it’s perhaps our greatest resource and underpins social capital, social cohesion, good health, great neighbourhoods and being a happy human.
This second fact sheet in the series highlights some short-term tips on how Australians can be healthy social humans in these unusual times.
Centre for Social Impact 2020
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31 Mar 2020