The purpose is simple: ‘to reduce loneliness’. The task is mammoth, as loneliness is regarded as ‘the worlds hardest problem to solve’. It is also a problem which has been in society for decades, yet only recognised as a challenge in society which people are more comfortable with talking about in more recent years.
The hosting of the very first Loneliness community forum at the end of 2016 coincidentally coincided with the 50th anniversary of the song released by The Beatles in 1966 “Eleanor Rigby” ‘All the lonely people, where do they all come from’. This song was perfect for playing at the forum, as most of the forum participants self-recognised as being lonely and the Committee really did wonder where they all came from, they were young, they were elderly, they were family units, they were professionals living alone, they were from both spectrums of the economy, they were highly educated and they were less educated, the list went on. Something they all had in common was the desire to end loneliness.
The Committee is committed to having a positive impact on our community by “Empowering Connections – Ending Loneliness.”
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.