Relationships Australia Blog

Create Belonging
Our Actions Create Belonging

Our Actions Create Belonging

Building a future where everyone has equal opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive. This is the heart of Welcoming Australia’s mission, and it’s also a fitting way to enter the holiday season. When our families and communities gather as another year comes to a...

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Relationship Indicators

Relationship Indicators 2022 is live!

Relationships Australia is pleased to announce the release of Relationship Indicators 2022. The Relationship Indicators project is a nationally representative survey into the state of relationships in Australia. These findings inform our efforts to support all...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing
Personal connection in the new world 

Personal connection in the new world 

Guest blog by Dr Leanne Beagley, Chief Executive Officer - Mental Health Australia It is a new world. The pandemic has left us with a new appreciation of our home and work spaces. It has left us with increased recognition of the important contribution school makes to...

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Neighbour Day
Neighbour Day: Connecting Communities for 20 years

Neighbour Day: Connecting Communities for 20 years

By Nick Tebbey, National Executive Officer, National Office February 2022 When I was growing up in the suburbs of Adelaide in South Australia, we knew our nearby neighbours well. The kids would play in the street together, and our parents would lend each other a hand:...

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Neighbour Day
Neighbour Day Research – What we’ve learnt over the years

Neighbour Day Research – What we’ve learnt over the years

Neighbour Day Research 2016 – 2022 By Claire Fisher, Senior research and projects officer, National Office January 2022 Relationships Australia has been the custodian of the Neighbour Day campaign since 2014. Much has changed in the world since then, and with that,...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Managing Loneliness

Loneliness is not a single emotion, but rather a cluster of emotions.[1] Being lonely can feel like grief, jealously, sadness, shame or anger. This suggests that loneliness is a very personal experience and reactions to loneliness can vary. Despite this, almost...

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Neighbour Day
Our neighbours

Our neighbours

By Helen, Relationships Australia QLD - Tell Us Your Story 2016, Staff Winner I’d like to share what being a neighbour means for us working in the Valley, inner-city Brisbane. Just days ago Johnno*, a local homeless man, died on the street corner across from our...

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COVID-19

Relationships Australia can help you during COVID-19

By Claire Fisher, Research and projects officer, National Office 11 May 2020   Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions were put in place, many have felt inundated with information about what might happen, who it will effect and how long it may last for....

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COVID-19

Supporting healthy relationships during COVID-19

As a trusted, leading provider of relationships services for over 70 years, Relationships Australia continues to support all people in Australia to live with positive and respectful relationships. In light of current circumstances, Relationships Australia is committed...

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COVID-19
COVID-19 and supporting healthy relationships in Australia

COVID-19 and supporting healthy relationships in Australia

Relationships Australia acknowledges that right across the country, Australians are facing unprecedented times. We are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and the strength we draw from each other, from our relationships and our wider communities, has never been more...

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Neighbour Day
We’re All In This Together – Neighbour Day

We’re All In This Together – Neighbour Day

By Nick Tebbey, National Executive Officer, Relationships Australia 24 March 2020 The concept of what it means to be a neighbour is changing, both as a result of advances in technology and in response to rapidly changing world events. Today, a ‘neighbour’ can include...

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Neighbour Day
Creating a village through play

Creating a village through play

By Playgroup Australia* 11 March 2020 They say raising a child takes a village, but our villages have become smaller, more complicated and less connected. Playgroup Australia is looking to change that. Every year, playgroups across Australia open their doors during...

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