29 Aug 2023

1 in 4 of us are lonely. When did we loose our connections?

1 in 4 of us are lonely.


When did we lose our connections?


💡 Was it when the industrial revolution saw the division of labour and we became solely responsible for only 1 small task in our work day?


💡 Was it when our average family size shrunk, we built bigger houses, then moved the kitchen from the front to the back of house for more privacy and less impromptu neighbour hello’s?


💡 Was it when life presented so many wonderful choices for each of us, we became so focused on our individual pursuits, we lost the moments for community?


💡 Was it when we become so connected digitally, we were forced apart physically?


💡 Was it when it became easier to bury our head in a phone, than smile and say hello to a stranger on the street?


💡 Or was it when life simply got so busy, we got more stressed, we put up our own walls to cope, then found ourselves more disconnected and more stressed than ever?


Earlier this year my husband and I were very fortunate to watch an eye-opening documentary “The Great Separation” 🎬 by award winning filmmaker Shannon Swan. A truly innovative project brought to life passionately, over many years by Frasers Property Limited Property Group, CEO Anthony Boyd and GM Emily Wood. The film explores the harmful consequences as well as practical remedies to our epidemic of loneliness. 👏


In the spirit of Australia’s 1st ever #LonelinessAwarenessWeekAU this week, launched by Ending Loneliness Together I hope everyone has a chance to watch this film.


👀 It launches FREE on SBS in October.


You can watch the trailer here https://lnkd.in/en8nedeG


Check out The Great Separation website & resources here https://lnkd.in/e_-4SBkP


#loneliness #mentalhealth #connection #community


Poppy Griffiths is a professional coach and Director of UnlimitU a high-performance coaching consultancy, which supports the inclusion of working parents, women in leadership and the mental wellbeing of teams. If you are interested in private or organisational coaching, group coaching workshops, or a high energy keynote, please get in touch. poppy@unlimitu.com.au  


Poppy is UnlimitU's founder and principal success coach. "Every human has more potential, hidden, held back or in the making"