The Loneliness Project was initiated at the end of 2016 by Kim Harrington, the Associate Vice-Chancellor of CQUniversity (CQU). The Project was endorsed by the CQU Rockhampton Region Engagement Committee (RREC) and project planning commenced with the active support and involvement from several RREC members. Desley Cowley, Justin Power and Ewan Filmer making up the core of the Loneliness Sub-Committee, with Desley Cowley and Justin Power taking the Project lead.
Along the journey of the Project other community stakeholders became involved, Queensland Police Service, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Central Queensland Multicultural Association and the Rockhampton Men’s Shed had particular interest and had participated in community forums, workshops and some committee meetings.
Commencement of phase three implementation has seen the project evolve and with the formation of a new Committee resulting in the creation of End Loneliness Inc.
15 September 2021
The End Loneliness Committee lodged a 12 page submission to the Queensland Parliament is inquiring into social isolation and loneliness in Queensland….
31 August 2021
After 5 years of research and development into this important initiative the launch of End Loneliness Inc. has been scheduled for 23…
29 July 2021
The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service approved the first ‘Smile Zone’ at the Rockhampton Hospital.
16 March 2021
End Loneliness was officially incorporated on 16 March, 2021.