About Australian Coalition to End Loneliness
The Australian Coalition to End Loneliness (ACEL) aims to raise awareness of, and address, loneliness and physical social isolation through evidence-based interventions and advocacy.
Inspired by the work of the UK Campaign to End Loneliness and international research evidence of the physiological, psychological, social and economic costs of loneliness and social isolation, ACEL has drawn together research expertise from Australian and international universities, service delivery expertise from not-for-profit organisations and government agencies, community groups and skilled volunteers, in order to address loneliness in Australia.
Among the organisations contributing to the formation of ACEL are:
- Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
- Deakin University
- La Trobe University
- Swinburne University of Technology
- University of Sydney
- University of Western Australia
Not for profits and agencies:
- Australian Red Cross
- Mental Health Carers (NSW)
- Mind Australia
- Relationships Australia (National)
- The Whiddon Group
- UnitingCare Australia
- Volunteering and Contact ACT
- WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW
WayAhead is currently auspicing ACEL while a governance structure is being finalised.