Why Sydney Ranked As The Third Worst City In The World For Making Friends?
As many as 50% of Australians have experienced more loneliness since the pandemic, with TimeOut recently ranking Sydney as the third worst city in the world for making friends.
St Vincent’s Clinic’s Open Support Isolation service in the inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, Darlinghurst, has found that younger people in their mid-20s are affected by loneliness the most.
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The result shows that people scared to embrace new people are now more likely to misread social cues.
In today’s episode of THIS ARVO IN SYDNEY, host Sacha Barbour Gatt spoke to LiSTNR news journalist Loren Howarth to find out what we can do to increase social connections and available services to support us.
Nathan Nute, the program manager for St Vincent’s Clinic’s Open Support Isolation service, said:
While covid was great for that kind of work-life balance, what we’re starting to see now is some of those people reaching out to us really having trouble meeting new friends.”
Recent research states that Australians have had greater feelings of loneliness since the beginning of the pandemic.