Meaning, purpose and connection

“I am reminded daily of the power of social connection and its impact on mental health and wellbeing.”

– Christeen Waring, Psychologist and Social Health Practitioner

Conversation in Isolation

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“I found the whole experience quite therapeutic and loved the practical elements. It really gave valuable insight into companioning, which I believe will help me engage more deeply with people, including future patients as a doctor, as well as those close to me.”
– Nisangi, 5th Year, Monash Medicine, participant of the ‘Conversation in Isolation’ initiative

Differences Behind Us

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“Social Health Australia is proving that when we put humanity first, we put our difference behind us.”
– Nageen Hussain, Social Health Compliance Officer and Credentialing Task Force Member

End-of-life companioning

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“Companioning is about being present to another person’s pain; it is not about taking away the pain…Mourning is not a solo experience.”
– Alan Wolfelt, Author, Psychologist and Grief Specialist