Community choir battling loneliness and isolation

People from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in local choirs to find their creative voice and improve mental health.
With One Voice choir members at the National Folk Festival 2023. Photo: With One Voice Australia. A group of choir members with diverse skin tones sitting and standing outside in front of a festival scenery with trees. A person is playing a guitar and another is conducting.

A 2023 report conducted by Loneliness Awareness Week Australia found that one in three Australians feel lonely, and one in six Australians are experiencing severe loneliness. This statistic is consistent across genders, while people surveyed aged between 18-24 and 45-54 report the highest levels of loneliness.

Equally alarming is the fact that more than a third feel ashamed about their loneliness, and nearly half are too embarrassed to admit it to others.

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