This week is Mental Health Awareness week. This year’s theme is take time to kōrero/mā te kōrero, ka ora – a little chat can go a long way.
After moving to Whitianga from Christchurch, Brian Jarvie has become an integral member of his local Menzshed, and developed a firm friendship with a volunteer visitor from Age Concern.
Loneliness at work has become an increasingly hot topic during the pandemic. An insightful blog by Indian author, columnist and management consultant Abhijit Bhaduri discusses the question of loneliness within work teams, and what to do about it.
Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City writes about the importance of cherishing friendships, despite the difficulties created by lockdowns.
An Australian Journal of Pharmacy opinion piece discusses how we need to nourish our social biome, just as we do our gut biome, and that social health clinics in community pharmacies offer one solution.
A book summarizing projects and findings from the first five years of the National Science Challenge was launched on 13th September. A number of the projects explore aspects of loneliness, social isolation, and social connection.