AACBT Vic Pub Discussion: Eres – Lonely

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14 Nov 2023
06:30 pm
- 07:30 pm
Goldy's! Tavern
Goldy's! Tavern, Gold Street, Collingwood VIC, Australia
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Understanding the clinical import of addressing loneliness in young adults

Presenter: Dr Robert Eres

The Royal Children’s Hospital


There’s stigma associated with experiencing loneliness but we all feel it!

Come along to this discussion to learn more about how common loneliness is in Australia, and the implications it has on our physical and mental health. Importantly, a range of strategies to mitigate loneliness at the intra- and interpersonal level will also be discussed.


Loneliness is a subjective, unpleasant, or distressing feeling of a lack of connection to other people, along with a desire for more, or more satisfying, social connections. It is strongly associated with common mental health conditions like depression and social anxiety, and is prevalent in approximately 1 in 3 Australians. In this presentation, Robert will provide a brief evidence-based summary of what we know about loneliness. Attendees will learn how to identify some of the verbal and visual signs of loneliness, the therapeutic models associated with effectively addressing loneliness, as well as learn some of the considerations to keep in mind when working with lonely people. There will be a focus on young people aged 18-25, however, the information provided in this presentation will have implications for clients across the lifespan.


About this event:

This event will feature a presentation in an informal setting with audience discussion.


Key Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and recognise the difference between loneliness and social isolation, and the importance of addressing loneliness
  2. Develop an understanding of the theoretical model for loneliness
  3. Develop an understanding of ways to address loneliness in practice

This session is designed for all practitioners – attendees will be assumed to have had exposure to working with young adults.


Duration & Format / Training Modalities

This session has approx. 60 minutes CPD, and does not include any catering in the ticket price.

Door opens at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.


References – readings

AACBT student members have free tickets, but MUST book to reserve their place.

Non-members can join now and gain all of the other advantages of AACBT Membership!

There are no early bird rates for this event and please note that there are no door sales possible.

Please contact info@aacbt.org.au for more information.


COVID Safety:

Please note, the venue will be following all relevant Public Health Orders and checking delegates as per their obligations. Density, and mask requirements will be in line with relevant government guidelines. As per all events, please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are required to cancel your attendance owing to a COVID isolation, please contact us for a full refund or ticket transfer.


Venue notes:

There is street parking outside the venue, plus public transport via 86 tram, and train at Victoria Park. The Victoria Park train station is an 8-minute walk to the venue and is on the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines.


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