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Research demonstrates that Neighbour Day’s whole-of-community approach leads to reductions in loneliness

Relationships Australia is pleased to announce that new research conducted in collaboration with the Australian National University has been published demonstrating that involvement in Neighbour Day leads to a tangible and sustained reduction in loneliness. Longitudinal research published in Social Science and Medicine confirms that six months after hosting a Neighbour Day event, hosts continue to report a significant increase in their neighbourhood social identification. This increased neighbourhood identification leads to greater social cohesion, improved wellbeing and reduced loneliness.

If you would like to read the research paper, please follow this link, which will provide you with 50 days' free access to the article, available until June 04, 2021.

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