Loneliness NZ

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Let's prevent loneliness

For many people a first step into looking how to do something is to search the internet. So let’s have a quick look at what typing into Google offers us to start considering loneliness.

  • The word “Loneliness” returns a staggering 8,670,000 results.
  • Entering “advice on being less lonely” return’s 2,480,000 results.
  • Asking for “Let’s prevent loneliness in New Zealand” we get 523,000 results.
  • Finally for “meetup groups in New Zealand” gives 281,000 results.

So if we have at our finger tips such a huge amount of information and a wide range of opportunities to meet people, why are so many New Zealanders so lonely?

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Navigating our website

Our website has been designed to help you to understand loneliness and why it needs to be conquered. A key part of conquering loneliness is preventing it in the first place.

If you are ready to take the next step, click the button to get started on preventing loneliness:

To further understand why we need to prevent loneliness, we have information on what the ‘terms of loneliness’ mean; loneliness questions and answers (Q&A); signs of loneliness; science of loneliness; why loneliness is a significant problem in New Zealand (i.e. its health effects and financial costs); and how changes in society has contributed to an increase in loneliness.  To widen your understanding of these factors click on the coloured box you would like to explore or scroll down the “Let’s prevent loneliness” menu.

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We are a building a new Trust. We are actively developing our website. To achieve all our purposes well we will need funding to expand our resources.

We would like to hear from you. If our current resources are insufficient to help you right now, we will let you know; and will keep in touch to let you know when we can help you.

So please get in touch with us.  We’re intent on helping you!