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Associate Professor Genevieve Dingle

Loneliness among people in substance use treatment

by Insight

Loneliness can affect people of all ages and circumstances and it has strong links with longevity, mental health and wellbeing. This webinar presents findings of a systematic review of studies on loneliness and SUD, and introduces two approaches to addressing loneliness and building recovery supportive social networks: the Groups 4 Belonging program, and social prescribing to community groups. 

Genevieve is a registered psychologist who has worked in alcohol and other drug treatment services at Toowong Private hospital and Belmont Private hospital, and conducted research with Lives Lived Well and We Help Ourselves therapeutic communities. She convenes postgraduate courses in Psychotherapies and in Addiction Science and Practice. Her research focuses on how membership of groups and communities are related to mental health and wellbeing.