Social isolation and loneliness play a greater role in mental health outcomes and suicidal behaviours than is currently understood and we as a community need to do more.
Chats is a social support program that offers a large variety of social activities each calendar month, providing transport and opportunities to get out of the house, meet new people, share new experiences and develop friendships.
At Lifeline Tasmania, we have ongoing volunteering opportunities for our Chats Program Statewide.
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Who this service is for
You can join Chats if you are living independently and are at risk of loneliness and isolation, and:
- Aged 65 and over (and have been assessed by MyAgedCare), or
- Younger persons with a disability and their carers, persons aged less than 65 years and
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged less than 50 years.
While it’s free to participate in the Chats Program, participants will be required to cover their own expenses while on an activity (costs will depend on the activity – free activities are often available).
How this service is delivered
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Simply contact your local Chats office for advice and assistance on the next steps.
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