ACEL is pleased to announce that we are now at a stage where we can move from an unincorporated organisation to an incorporated association. We intend to do this at a special general meeting of members and others with an interest in reducing the incidence of loneliness. Please come along on 14th November and participate in the birth of this exciting new initiative. If interested, please click this link.
Mission Australia, Connections Program – Reducing Loneliness in Far West NSW
Outstanding Achievement in Mental Health Promotion Award
The Connections Program is an out-of-hours social connection program wholly staffed by Peer Support Workers with a lived experience of mental ill health. Access to out-of-hours services is a particular issue in the Broken Hill community, creating a reliance on emergency and crisis services. In order to address this issue, Mission Australia and the far West Local Health District, in partnership with consumers and family and carer groups, co-designed the Connections program to provide people with a bridge between inpatient services and the community.
Let's End Loneliness
With a focus on both loneliness and physical social isolation, Let’s End Loneliness is expected to be involved in advocacy for improved social access, as well as supporting services and agencies to be effective in recognizing and addressing loneliness in our elders.
Our Scientific Advisory Committee is comprised of leading researchers with an interest in loneliness, from Australia and abroad. Initially they have generously volunteered their time and expertise in support of this collaborative initiative.
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