Publica Papers

In Australia, as in other Western countries, there has been a sharp deterioration in adolescent mental health over the last decade. Around 40% of young…
Learning from people with disability about loneliness and social isolation. In August 2023, Australia had its first-ever Loneliness Awareness Week, the result of a growing…

The Prevalence of Family Breakdown Church leaders have long been aware that family breakdown is on the rise, both within the churches and the broader…

Coming out of the Covid 19 pandemic, churches across the country are experiencing change at many different levels. One of the issues which has been…

Loneliness has been described as an epidemic.1 In a recent Australian study,² nearly 25% of respondents reported that they rarely or never were able to…

Loneliness used to be identified as an issue particularly for the very elderly who have lost partners and friends through death; but now the loneliest…