Interested in volunteering?

We need help from volunteers to deliver initiatives to help fight loneliness in our community and to help us spread the word!
We’d love you to join us.




Many studies have now found a link between loneliness and poorer health outcomes.

Here's what we are doing about it:



Launch date:

13 MAY 2019


Innovation: Initiatives to Alleviate Loneliness Symposium

Discovery, discussion and contribution to initiatives tackling loneliness right now.

This symposium is a chance for academics, not-for-profits, governments and businesses to be inspired, get connected and stay up-to-date with organisations that are addressing the needs of all people suffering from or affected by loneliness in our communities.

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Launch date:

17 DEC 2018


Community lunches

Sharing a meal and a chat in St Albans.

These events are a great way to bring communities together and foster friendships.

Friends for Good have started a regular community lunch program in St Albans, a suburb in Melbourne’s west, which is the second most disadvantaged suburb in metropolitan Melbourne.

To find out more or to volunteer, please contact us.

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Launch date:

13 NOV 2018

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The Australian Loneliness Dialogue

The first national conference on loneliness in Australia.

Friends for Good was proud to present our first national conference, The Australian Loneliness Dialogue: Breaking Down the Stigma of a Hidden Suffering.

The aim of the conference was to work together to understand loneliness in our communities, raise the profile of this issue and to develop recommendations for actions required by government, policy makers and practitioners.

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Launch date:

17 APR 2018

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FriendLine is a national support line ready for a cuppa and a conversation.

The support line will be available for anyone who needs to reconnect, feels lonely or just wants a chat.

1800 4 CHATS
(1800 424 287)

FriendLine is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm – 8pm.

To find out more about the service, please contact us.

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Launch date:

1 APR 2017


A national campaign to help learn more about loneliness.

TimeWeTalked was a campaign set up to help learn more about loneliness by answering a completely anonymous survey and to provide a space for people to talk about their experiences.

With the help of the community, we were able to gather vital information about loneliness from over 1,700 responses which helped us launch new initiatives to fight loneliness.

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Launch date:

13 AUG 2016

Loneliness Awareness

An online campaign to provide a space for people to talk about loneliness.

With little known about loneliness and a stigma to overcome, Friends for Good aims to raise awareness of the causes and effects of loneliness in the community.

We have started the conversation on social media to identify loneliness as the enormous problem that it is.

Please join the conversation on our Facebook page or blog and discover ways to help yourself or others overcome loneliness.

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