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The global threat of loneliness

The World Health Organisation has declared loneliness to be a pressing global health threat and has launched a commission to tackle the issue. Social isolation is linked to anxiety and depression and can increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 30% . In today’s deep dive, we’ll ask Dr Kate Filia, senior research fellow at Orygen Australia, why so many young Australians are lonely and how a ‘social prescription’ can help.

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Guest: Dr Kate Filia, Senior Research Fellow at Orygen Australia

Hosts: Zara Seidler and Sam Koslowski

Producer: Ninah Kopel

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The WHO has declared loneliness a global health priority

The World Health Organisation has launched a new three-year Commission on Social Connection to address loneliness as a health priority.

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