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One in four Australians are lonely, which affects their physical and mental health

One in four Australians are lonely, which affects their physical and mental health

One in four Australians are lonely, our new report has found, and it’s not just a problem among older Australians – it affects both genders and almost all age groups….

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Explainer: what is social anxiety disorder?

Explainer: what is social anxiety disorder?

– BY PETER MCEVOY PROFESSOR – Most of us would admit to feeling shy from time to time, or anxious about public speaking: the larger the crowd the greater the terror….

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The deadly truth about loneliness

The deadly truth about loneliness

– BY DR MICHELLE H LIM MAPS – The quality of relationships is more important than the quantity when it comes to loneliness, and health researchers are paying increasingly close…

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Loneliness is a health issue, and needs targeted solutions

Loneliness is a health issue, and needs targeted solutions

– BY DR MICHELLE H LIM MAPS – Unmet social needs are no small matter – as a growing body of mental health research is showing Dr Michelle H. Lim…

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Loneliness is contagious – and here’s how to beat it

Loneliness is contagious – and here’s how to beat it

– BY OLIVIA REMES – Shifting your perceptions and practicing social skills can help people overcome their feelings of social isolation Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three…

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Tips to Connect to Thrive

Tips to Connect to Thrive

Social relationships support good mental and physical health. These tips will help you to enjoy better interactions with the people you encounter, so you can feel the benefits of positive…

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10 ways to help your mental health

10 ways to help your mental health

We all like to help others. But, when it comes to mental health, what steps can we take to support ourselves? Psychological research has revealed a range of approaches that…

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Why our screens make us less happy

Why our screens make us less happy

– BY ADAM ALTER – What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they’re getting away with…

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