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Loneliness: Interview with Laura Murphy-Oates


Franklin, A, Loneliness: Interview with Laura Murphy-Oates, The Feed, The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), Sydney, 28 February (2019) [Media Interview]

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Loneliness is an epidemic that health experts are calling the next big public health crisis after smoking and obesity. Research says it can take years off your life and the loneliest people aren't who you might expect: after men in their late 40s, young women aged 15 to 24 are the loneliest group. So Laura Murphy-Oates hits the streets to find out what's going on. Her journey takes her to a ‘cuddle party’, to manning the phones of a 24-hour ‘friendline’, and singing karaoke in Broken Hill.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:loneliness, social bonds, trends analysis, international comparative analysis
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Franklin, A (Professor Adrian Franklin)
ID Code:132084
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-04-18
Last Modified:2019-04-18

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