Should loneliness be normal?


Forty-four per cent of Australian’s regularly feel loneliness, yet 48% are too embarrassed to admit it to others*. We need to remove the stigma and welcome the conversations.

The Belong Club, a community development initiative, is still in its pilot stage of growing, learning, and understanding. What we know is that the role of community is fundamental to achieving increased connectivity. If you are a local business looking to contribute to eradicating loneliness, we invite you to reach out. Email libby.caskey@ccnb.com.au 

* Topsfield, J 2021, “‘Like struggling for breath’: Loneliness takes heavy toll on Australians”, The Sydney Morning Herald,  7 October.