About us | Friends For Good
People free from loneliness.
We raise awareness of loneliness as a significant issue in the community and address gaps in services to foster a greater sense of connection and wellbeing for individuals and communities.
Our Guiding Principles
We focus on prevention as an overarching principle.
- We embrace diversity and leverage our different strengths for a greater good
- We are respectful to everyone
- We are committed to what we do
- We aim to facilitate greater connections for individuals and communities
- We seek to collaborate rather than isolate, and lead by example
Co-founder & CEO
Patricia is a co-founder of Friends for Good and is passionate about breaking down the stigma that surrounds this major health problem.
She has worked as a leader in grassroots community organisations for many years, aiming to bring about social change. Patricia has a BA in Social Sciences and a Graduate Diploma in Human Rights.
Co-founder & Deputy Chairperson
Laura is passionate, energetic and engaged in community development work with a rights based approach. As a co-founder of Friends for Good, she strives to make positive contributions to help build a world that looks more like the world she wants to live in.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development and is currently studying a Master of Human Rights.
Loneliness is a battle.
It’s a battle for those experiencing it, for researchers to know more about it and for service providers to reach those feeling its effects.
This battle is hampered by the shroud of stigma – people either don’t want to talk about it or have no safe place to do so.
Friends for Good is an organisation joining the fight against loneliness. Are you with us?"
— Patricia Lauria, Co-founder & CEO