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More than 2.5 million people are still isolated in the pandemic

OLDER people and families without adequate internet access, and vulnerable Australians are among those who have suffered the most isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, a new report has found. Almost all Australians have the internet available, and most have adapted to pandemic restrictions by changing their habits – from face-to-face to online socialising, shopping, and even attending Mass online. However ... Read More »

Catholic Church communities could hold the cure for the rise in loneliness amongst Australians

LOWER attendance at traditional gatherings like church could be linked to increased levels of loneliness and depression among Australians, Brisbane psychologist Nahum Kozac said. “As of earlier this year loneliness is now considered a public health crisis,” Mr Kozac, a parishioner St Paschal’s Church, Wavell Heights, said. He said several factors contributed to the increase of loneliness including social media ... Read More »

Logan Catholic school’s hub builds community for isolated mothers and refugees

St Francis College Crestmead community hub

HOLLYE Erskine could have been one of those mums who lost contact with the outside world after giving birth, but a project at her local Catholic school provided a different option. The mother-of-three is a regular visitor to the Community Hub at St Francis College, Crestmead – a project that helps local families combat isolation. The hub is part of ... Read More »

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