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Social isolation and loneliness don’t discriminate.

It affects Australians from all walks of life. As we become more digitally connected, we often find we become less socially connected. Isolated from friends and family, with the increased pressure of rising housing costs, many Australians are at risk of experiencing the mental health issues that accompany social isolation.

We saw an opportunity to address that by building communities that foster strong social networks without sacrificing your independent lifestyle.

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of Australian households are lone person

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of Australians report feeling lonely

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While often used interchangeably, social isolation doesn’t equate to loneliness, or vice versa. You can be
lonely in a crowd of people anywhere in the world without technically being alone, or socially isolated.
Studies indicate that it isn’t social contact alone that combats loneliness, but building quality relationships.

We’re on a mission to combat the loneliness epidemic across Australia.

By offering affordable living solutions, Reward by Gallery combats the mental health issues associated with
financial dissatisfaction or distress.

Who is vulnerable?

Loneliness and social isolation can affect anyone at any time. From younger Australians living alone for the first time, to those who have relocated for work, independent living without a proper support network can be challenging. Even those living in shared accommodation that is disorganized or socially fragmented are at risk.

What are the impacts of social isolation?

The impacts of social isolation extend beyond the general blues. Statistically, you or someone you know
will experience social isolation and loneliness, so it’s important to be aware of just how it can manifest.
Social isolation is linked to issues from mental illness, to poor physical health, higher blood pressure,
emotional distress and in severe cases suicide.

The impacts can affect everyone. The cost of care, and repercussions of absenteeism and lost
productivity have personal and economic impacts on others as well.

Signs to look for.

Symptoms of loneliness manifest in different ways for different people, but keep an eye out for any of these signs in yourself or others.

Chronic loneliness often causes decreased energy or feelings of fogginess or self doubt. You may tend to get physically ill more frequently, or feel overly anxious or restless. Impulse or excessive shopping or binge-watching of shows or movies can also be a sign you may be experiencing social dissatisfaction or loneliness.

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