Dr Michelle Lim will outline current scientific evidence in loneliness research showing it to be a major and increasing health issue, not just a social one. Why in today’s society is it challenging to develop meaningful social connections and what are the implications?
Q & A session to follow.
How can our community raise awareness of this problem?
How can you be involved?
Lane Cove has a partnership with loneliness researchers as part of a national network and has been invited to participate in a Loneliness Pilot study. Michelle will introduce this Study to us and invite our involvement.
RSVP by 25 May at [email protected] or call on 9428 2240.
Dr Michelle Lim is a Senior Lecturer and registered Clinical Psychologist. Michelle is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee in the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness. She is the head of the Social Connectedness Laboratory at the Centre of Mental Health at Swinburne University of Technology. Her main research focus to date has been to develop evidence-based psychological interventions that can reduce loneliness in young people with mental ill health.