Psychology Week 2018 Launch – Connect to Thrive at Fed Square in Melbourne

Saturday 10 November – 10am-12pm

Loneliness is becoming an increasing problem in Australia, affecting the physical and mental health of Australians.

Research by the Australian Psychological Society and Swinburne University of Technology shows that many Australians are lonely and lacking in social confidence and companionship.

Event details
To celebrate Psychology Week (11 – 17 November 2018), the Australian Psychological Society (APS) is hosting a free event that will see psychologists encourage Australians to connect to thrive, as meaningful relationships have been shown to combat loneliness, by providing advice and resources to help people connect as well as improve their existing relationships.

Come down and learn how you can improve your relationships and connections.

Federation Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Psychology Week is an annual event that increases public awareness of how psychology can help Australians lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives.

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Connect to Thrive for Psychology Week 2018 – Q&A – Online Event

Sunday 11 November – 6-7pm

To kick off Psychology Week 2018, themed The power of human connection, we are hosting an online Q&A about social connection.

Join loneliness researcher and APS psychologist Dr Michelle Lim on the APS Facebook page on Sunday 11 November at 6pm (AEDT) to ask questions and receive practical tips to get thinking about how you can improve your current approach to maintaining and making new social connections.

About the presenter
Dr Michelle Lim is the scientific chair of the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness. She is also the Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Head the Social Health and Wellbeing (SHAW) Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology.

Dr Lim is interested in how loneliness can negatively impact social functioning and influence poorer health outcomes. Her research interest relates to designing and developing evidence based solutions that can address loneliness in young people with first episode psychosis, social anxiety disorder, as well as nonclinical populations across the lifespan.

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