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Webinar: The role of social connection and loneliness in the wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness and substance use

Tuesday, June 4th 2024
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This webinar will be presented by Dr Marlee Bower (The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, The University of Sydney) and Carlos Duarte (Clinical psychologist, Haymarket Foundation Drug and Alcohol Service).

Dr Marlee Bower is a Research Fellow at the Matilda Centre who is interested in the broader social determinants of mental health, particularly in understanding loneliness and isolation amongst marginalised individuals and how this relates to the built environment.

Mr Carlos Duarte is a Clinical Psychologist who has been working at the Haymarket Foundation AOD Counselling Service in inner-city Sydney for almost 20 years. Carlos generally sees 95 clients in a year, the majority of whom are in recovery. Approximately half have issues with alcohol, followed by methamphetamine use.

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