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Parliamentary Inquiry into Loneliness and Social Isolation

On 27 May 2021, the Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the Community Support and Services Committee inquire into and report on social isolation and loneliness in Queensland. There are many respected definitions of the terms social isolation and loneliness. The Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy informed the committee that acknowledging and

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Benefits of Support Groups

For many people, finding out they are ‘not the only one’ is one of the major benefits of peer support groups. Common ground and a common language help participants ‘feel normal’ again. Reduced depression has been documented as a benefit of peer support group attendance. For many participants, group membership provides benefits which go beyond

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What is a Support Group?

A support group is a gathering of people, physically or online, to share information, experiences, problems and solutions, often relating to health or social issues. Support groups allow you to interact and connect with people who have been in a similar situation to you. Sharing information about similar experiences can help you understand more about

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