Social connection

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Social connectedness
NARROWER TERMS


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Meals on Wheels Australia social impact report

This report measures the social impact of 'Meals on Wheels' and the importance of meaningful customer and volunteer connection, further supporting the essential role the service plays within almost every Australian community.
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The great Australian renovation

This broad-ranging, independent report examines Australia’s performance as a society during the past two-and-a-half years of the COVID-19 pandemic. How well did Australia perform? Can our combined health, economic, social and political response be considered a success or a failure? What comes next?
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People with disability in Australia 2022

People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding of disability in Australia. The 2021–22 update expands the report to include new reporting of data disaggregated by age group, disability group and remoteness.
Policy report

Building mentally healthy futures: Australian youth recovery plan

This policy paper focuses on actionable, evidence-based steps a newly elected federal government can take to address the current youth mental health crisis.
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Social connection 101

For those that work or volunteer in health, the community sector, government, or any other organisation invested in peoples' health and wellbeing, this resource provides a good understanding of what social connection is, how it works, and some ways that it can be activated.
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Stronger together: loneliness and social connectedness in Australia

This report examines trends in social connectedness in Australia and assesses their implications for human wellbeing and development. The findings from this report are intended to increase public understanding around key issues of loneliness and belonging, social inclusion and connectedness, and identifies actionable policies and...
Policy report

COVID-19 and Australia's mental health: an overview of academic literature, policy documents, lived experience accounts and community reports

This report ties together multiple streams of knowledge to present an overview of the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and resultant policy measures.
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The next generation of voters

This report finds that young Australians don’t associate arts and culture with elitism – but rather, integral to a full and rounded life that can play an increasingly critical role in shaping our nation’s future direction.
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Significance of culture to wellbeing, healing and rehabilitation

The purpose of this report is to collate research regarding the significance of culture to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the significant benefits of connecting to culture, family and community as part of culturally appropriate treatment and care to promote wellbeing, rehabilitation and...
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Infrastructure for social connection: researching the existing assets for creating social connectedness and identifying interventions

Social connection is a critical outcome of community-based planning and activity given its ability to positively affect health and wellbeing at the individual and community level. This report informs a deeper understanding of key foundations, assets and optimal conditions for social connection within communities from...
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Issues facing diaspora communities in Australia

During the course of this inquiry, a number of organisations emphasised the value of diaspora communities, the contributions they make to Australian society and their potential to positively impact Australia's relationship with their home countries. This report outlines some interesting findings about multicultural Australia.
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Advancing LGBTQ+ safety and inclusion

This report details the findings of an 18-month long scoping study, informed by local advisory group established by ACON, into a range of LGBTQ+ needs and experiences in Greater Western Sydney.
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The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

This study investigates housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluates the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities.
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Young people coping with coronavirus: interim report

This report details the results of the first in a series of surveys of 2,006 young people. It aims to assess the impact of coronavirus restrictions on social connection, loneliness, health behaviours and the mental health and wellbeing of young Australians between March 2020 and...
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Private lives 3: the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia

Private lives 3 (PL3) is the third iteration of the 'Private Lives' surveys. The survey provides vital information for health professionals, service providers, community organisations and governments to better understand and support the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia.
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What next? Priorities for Britain

A nationally representative poll of over 10,000 British people has looked at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s lives and how people’s attitudes have changed. Demos researchers found that the nation is divided on their experiences and attitudes.
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News and wellbeing: older generations and news consumption

This report examines the connection between information and news consumption and the wellbeing of 562 older Australians living in the national capital. It explores how their use and perceptions of news have changed over their lifetime and identifies some of the barriers and opportunities for...
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Models of integrated care, health and housing

Incorporating literature reviews on integrated care models and consultation with key experts and providers of integrated care in Australia, this report provides an overview and analysis of integrated models of care for older people, as they relate to health care, social care, and housing or...
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Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.2

Australians are being reminded to keep in touch with their elderly loved ones, with this research released revealing older Australians were among the most isolated from family and friends during the coronavirus pandemic.
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"I want to see my friends": the everyday experiences of autistic people and their families during COVID-19

Many autistic people felt worryingly unsupported during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major investigation into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns on autistic people and their families, this report makes five key conclusions intended to influence ongoing policy responses.