– free service for people looking for support, Ask Izzy can help find nearby services including housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice, addiction treatment etc.
Friends for Good
: a volunteer driven not-for-profit organisation that includes a Friendline. FriendLine is for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat.
Gather My Crew
: helps to activate a ‘support crew’ to help during tough times. Gather My Crew provides free purpose built technology to help coordinate and roster practice support for Australians doing it tough.
Telecross Red Cross
can provide a daily telephone call to people who live alone and are at risk of an accident or illness that may go unnoticed.
offers many useful resources for older people, especially those who are geographically, physically or socially isolated. The courses are informal and offered as Independent Study.
deliver a wide range of services, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of members and reduce the number of men who are at risk from preventable health issues that may emanate from isolation.
provide a range of services and opportunities for social connection. Neighbourhood Houses across Central Victoria are working on innovative ‘Wellbeing Scripts’ using human centred design, connecting clinicians, community and a breadth of social/health/wellbeing activities.
provides sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.
Nature is good medicine. Promotes social connections and offers guided park walks
This report is the outcome of the November 2019 roundtable discussion on social prescribing held by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Consumers Health Forum (CHF), in partnership with the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability.