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Childline: More Children Seeking Help for Loneliness

Childline has seen a 14% rise in the number of children contacting the charity about loneliness. In 2017/18, the charity delivered 4,636 counselling sessions on loneliness, compared to 4,063 the year before. Nearly 80% of sessions went to girls. Some said watching their friends socialise without them on social media made them feel increasingly isolated. This [...]

Why You’re More Likely To Feel Low In The Winter

It's freezing in the morning when I trudge to work and dark in the evening when I plod home. But while drizzling showers, occasional thunderstorms, and the bitter wind is making me grumpy and irritable - I'm not struggling as much as some of my patients. For some people, winter months herald the start of [...]

By |2017-06-26T12:26:41+00:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

82% Of Australians Say Loneliness Is Increasing

Milos Kreckovic/Getty Images Are you lonely? Chances are, according to a Lifeline survey, the answer is yes – but you’re unwilling to talk about it. The national survey, released on Tuesday, found about 60% of the 3,100 respondents said they “often felt lonely” and 82.5% said they felt loneliness was increasing in society, [...]