Loneliness Directory

Note

This is the start of the directory. The list of services is currently not complete but will be updated continuously. We are not responsible for the services. We only provide and suggest them. Some of these are not evidence based Please click on the category that best fits who or where a service is needed. 

Relationships Australia

SummaryRelationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. They aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. They are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Their services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. They offer services around the country that include counsellingfamily dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs. They are a federation of service providers in each Australian state and territory and have a national office based in Canberra.

Target Audience: General / Neighbours

Location: National

Email: Contact Form

Phone Number: List of Phone Numbers

Address: List of Addresses

Websitehttps://www.relationships.org.au/

Whiddon

SummaryWhiddon is passionate about enriching lives and keeping older people connected to what matters to them in life. They aim to really understand each person through building deep relationships with them, their family and their community. This partnership enables them to care for all their needs – social, emotional and physical – so that they can continue to learn, live, love and enjoy every day. Their purpose is to support a rich and valued life’s journey for people with care needs.

Target Audience: Elderly

Location: Location Finder

Email: Contact

Phone Number: 1300 738 388

AddressLocation Finder

Website: https://www.whiddon.com.au/

Neighbourhood Houses Victoria

  

Summary: By finding your neighbourhood, this program brings people from all different walks of life together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach. It is an inclusive approach that creates opportunities for individuals and groups to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make. The program responds to locally identified needs and priorities as not every area is the same.

Target Audience: General

Location: Victoria

Email: info@nhvic.org.au

Phone Number: (03) 9602 1228

Address: Shop B41, Level 4, 744 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC, 3008

Website: https://www.nhvic.org.au/

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW

Summary: By working with Police, this program empowers young people to come together and get active, develop skills, character, and relationships. The program works with the youth to reduce and prevent crime by and against young people. It brings the youth together in activities of fitness and sports such as basketball, boxing, gymnastics, and martial arts.

Target Audience: Youth

Location: NSW

Email: stateoffice@pcycnsw.org.au

Phone Number: + 61 2 9625 9111

Address: 1c Mimika Avenue, Whalan NSW 2770 Australia

Website: https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/

Local Community Services Association

Summary: Formed in 1974, LCSA supports its members’ focus on social inclusion and all facets of community development through resources, networking and advocacy. This service provides people access to neighbourhood centres to encourage and enable disadvantaged people and communities to participate in the decisions which affect their lives and move away from dependence on traditional forms of welfare.

Target Audience: General

Location: NSW

Email: Contact us – https://www.lcsansw.org.au/contact

Phone Number: 02 9660 2044

Address/Location: Level 4, 52-58 William Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Website: https://www.lcsansw.org.au/

Friends for Good

Summary: Friends for Good’s vision is to free people from loneliness. The program raises awareness about loneliness and addresses gaps in services to foster a greater sense of connection and wellbeing for individuals and communities. It offers initiatives such as the Australian Loneliness Dialogue, Community Lunches, and Friendline, a national support service.

Target Audience: General

Location: National

Email: admin@friendsforgood.org.au

Phone Number: (03) 9663 2740

Address: Level 3, 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000

Website: https://www.friendsforgood.org.au/

Next Door Australia

Summary: Next Door Australia informs you about what’s going on in your neighbourhood. The service connects neighbours to further build community and connections with your neighbourhood.

Target Audience: General

Location: National

Email: N/A

Phone Number: N/A

Address: N/A

Website: https://au.nextdoor.com/

Volunteering Australia

Summary: Volunteering Australia encourages a stronger, more connected and resilient Australian community through volunteering. This service is working to advance volunteering in the Australian community.

Target Audience: General

Location: National

Email: admin@volunteeringaustralia.org

Phone Number: 02 6251 4060

Address/Location: Level 2 202 City Walk Canberra ACT 2601

Website: https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/#/

Australian Men Shed’s Association

Summary: Through Men’s Sheds, this service prioritizes the well being of all men valuing the role that Men’s Sheds play in the prevention of social isolation by providing a safe, friendly and welcoming place for men to work on meaningful projects and to contribute to the wider community. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their male members and to encourage social inclusion.

Target Audience: Men

Location: National

Email: Contact us – https://mensshed.org/contact-us/

Phone Number: 1300 550 009

Address: 66 King St Newcastle NSW 2300

Website: https://mensshed.org/

St Vincent de Paul Society Compeer Friendship Program

Summary: The Compeer Friendship Program is an internationally affiliated program for people living with a mental illness. The program matches volunteers in one to one friendship with people who have become socially isolated due to mental illness. As in any friendship, volunteers and their friends spend time together enjoying activities such as chatting over a cup of coffee, going to the movies or enjoying activities of mutual interest.

Target Audience: General

Location: National

Email: vinnies@vinnies.org.au

Phone Number: 13 18 12 or (02) 9568 0262

Address: 2C West St Lewisham NSW 2049

Website: https://www.vinnies.org.au/findhelp/view/113

Australian Red Cross

Summary: The Australian Red Cross provides social support and aged care services for older people. Older people can match one-on-one with a friend, receive regular caring welfare calls, be driven to appointments, be provided with a personal alarm or be delivered a healthy meal.

Location: National

Target Audience: Elderly

Email: contactus@redcross.org.au

Phone Number: (1800 733 276)

Address: N/A

Website: https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/community-services/services-for-older-people

 

Connect Ability Australia

Summary: Through welcoming, listening, respecting and valuing customers, Connect Ability create connections within a diverse community and create opportunities for people to engage in meaningful roles. They believe every person is entitled to the best life possible and want to assist customers in achieving this.

Target Audience: People with Disabilities

Location: Warabrook and Central Coast

Email: contact@connectabilityaus.org.au

Phone Number: 02 4962 1000

Address: 26 Warabrook Blvd, Warabrook NSW 2304 or 4 Karalta Ln, Erina NSW 2250

Website: https://www.connectability.org.au/

VIEW

Summary: VIEW is a women’s volunteer organisation that builds lasting friendships, empowered and connected by the common purpose to support The Smith Family and make a difference to Australian children in need.

Target Audience: Children

Location: National

Email: N/A

Phone Number: Multiple https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/get-involved/view-club

Address: N/A

Website: https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/get-involved/view-club

 

Connecting Neighbourhoods

Summary: Through collaborating with local authorities, community, charitable and educational groups and organisations, Connecting Neighbourhoods develop and deliver inspiring and engaging programmes and projects. Some programs involve youth engagement and social action through sports, video projects, web design, and music.

Target Audience: Children

Location: National

Email: info@connectingneighbourhoods.org

Phone Number: 07825017915

Address: N/A

Website: https://www.connectingneighbourhoods.org/our-work/

 

Uniting

Summary: Uniting provides care and support for people through all ages and stages of life and with a focus on people experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. The service’s purpose is to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Target Audience: General

Location: National

Email: ask@uniting.org

Phone Number: 1800 864 846

Address: Uniting NSW, ACT Level 4, 222 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Website: https://www.uniting.org/home

Wellways

Summary: Wellways goal is to connect people, strengthen families and transform communities for individuals of all ages experiencing disabilities or challenges to their social and emotional wellbeing. Their vision is an inclusive community where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential. The service also seeks to create communities that seek out and welcome the participation of everyone.

Target Audience: General

Location: National

Email: enquiries@wellways.org

Phone Number: 1300 111 400

Address: Multiple – https://www.wellways.org/contact-us/office-locations

Website: https://www.wellways.org/about-us/our-values