Friends for Good is a volunteer driven not-for-profit and Australian loneliness pioneer. The organisation raises awareness of loneliness as a significant issue in the community and addresses gaps in services to foster a greater sense of connection and wellbeing for individuals and communities.
Friends for Good, through offering support to diverse callers experiencing loneliness on their FriendLine service, has identified the need for a more intensive service to be developed to offer longer term support for individuals. In line with the current research into what works for people experiencing loneliness, a targeted and personalised approach has been developed.
Their exciting pilot initiative, the Good Health Together (GHT) program, offers short-term, individualised support for those experiencing loneliness. This involves four to six sessions with a Project Worker over the phone and is free to service-users. The Project Worker will work collaboratively with the individual to explore their experiences of loneliness, assess potential causes and barriers to change as well as sources of support and strength that can be drawn upon.
If you are interested in learning more about the GHT program, get in touch with the Friends for Good team: firstname.lastname@example.org