The sudden removal of ‘erotic’ features from the virtual friend app has left lovelorn users high and dry.
A better understanding of loneliness can help us identify when our social needs might be going unmet.
Keeping up with friends into old age could help prevent dementia.
A unique social experiment bridges the gap between older and younger Australians.
When the pandemic hit, green space was there for us at a time when others weren’t or couldn’t be. Urban greening might be the solution to the ‘lonelygenic environment’ that our cities have created.
For the areas of cities with less than 10 per cent green space, increasing that to 30 per cent could cut the overall odds of residents becoming lonely by a quarter.
It is our collective responsibility to protect the most vulnerable from loneliness in the COVID-19 pandemic, says a social researcher from UNSW.
UNSW researcher Dr Sophie Lewis says health professionals can often misdiagnose loneliness as depression.