Episode 4 - We Are Lonely: Finding Your Passions

Reaching into where you feel joy, where you feel accepted and happy is a powerful way to build connection. Holly does something she would never have faced just months ago and heads to a yoga retreat alone. Tim reignites his passion for drag and Charity steps into the world of study. Sometimes connection doesn’t have to be with people just like us, it can be with people who like the same things as us. Host: Jemma Sbeg Participants: Charity, Tim and Holly Mentors: Dr Deidre Anderson, Barry Conrad, Sean Szeps and Tessa Blencowe Experts: Professor Ian Hickie and Dr Lisa Mundy  

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Follow four twenty somethings on their search for connection. It might not surprise you to hear that people in Australia have never been more lonely. Half of us will feel lonely this week. The UK has a Minister for Loneliness and the US Surgeon General has declared loneliness a health epidemic, but it might surprise you that young adults are lonelier than the average person in Australia. If we learn to manage and minimise loneliness, it’s no more than a healthy human emotion. If it becomes chronic, it can have the same impact on us as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Over this six-part reality documentary podcast series, four young people meet with mentors and experts who will help them build strategies to reconnect. Through their stories, we understand the reality of loneliness in Australia experienced by a generation that theoretically has never been more connected. Each of us will connect with different parts of their stories and resonate with different strategies and advice from our mentors and experts. We are lonely, so let’s reconnect.