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Over this 6-part reality documentary podcast, 4 young people meet with mentors and experts who guide them to reconnect. Read what each episode will cover and access the transcripts.
Meet our podcast participants
Tessa Blencowe is a counsellor and author based in Wollongong, and the founder of international exhibition, Lonely Together, an immersive installation designed to reduce the shame and stigma that surrounds loneliness. She is passionate about helping people develop self-awareness.
Barry Conrad is a singer, songwriter and actor, born and raised in South Africa. Passionate about mental health, he is an ambassador for RUOK and speaks openly about his own experiences.
Dr Deirdre (Dee) Anderson AM is recognised worldwide for her mentoring and support of elite athletes and has worked with some of Australia’s sports superstars including Ian Thorpe and Cathy Freeman.
Sean Szeps is best known for sharing stories about parenting, mental health and about being queer. He has his own podcast and popular instagram channel and has written a book about his experience as a queer dad.
Medibank and ReachOut are partnering to address loneliness by growing ReachOut's PeerChat program, a text based chat platform designed to help young people feel less alone by connecting them to peer workers with lived experience. It is one of the many support options ReachOut offers young people, alongside their moderated online communities and tips, stories and resources designed to help young people feel better.
Ending Loneliness Together
Medibank and Ending Loneliness Together have partnered to help raise awareness of loneliness as a key health issue in Australia, collaborating to understand the most effective, evidence-based solutions to address loneliness and its impacts on health.
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