Better Health, Together: Social connectedness

In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Chorus CEO, Dan Minchin about loneliness and the social connectedness pilot we have funded in the Mandurah area. The pilot will look into and address the barriers people have to accessing community services, with the aim of better linking primary and community care.

Part 1 – Why is loneliness an issue?

Part 2 – What is the aim of the pilot?

Part 3 – What can you do to help someone who is lonely?

Watch the full video

Anyone can experience loneliness or social isolation at any point in their lives. Elderly people are more likely to experience this though due to the increased probability of life changes such as losing a spouse, having to relocate to a different neighborhood or to a residential aged care facility, or ill health.

WA Primary Health Alliance has funded Chorus to implement the Social Connectedness pilot project from July this year in the Mandurah area.

The pilot will look into and help to address the barriers people have to accessing community services, with the aim of better linking primary and community care, and improving health and wellbeing.

The project will take a community stakeholder approach – engaging with local government, hospitals, community groups and health professionals.

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