Even before the pandemic the trend of loneliness across Australia and the globe was growing exponentially. But there is a common belief that adversity can make us stronger, and more connected as a community.
The mental health benefits of being a ‘Landcarer’ are real. Almost half of participants reported clear improvements in mental health, and it appears it is the simple process of connection to people, communities and the environment that makes the difference.
Because emotion doesn’t have a language other than a personal experience, it is hard to attach some emotions to a tangible rhyme and reason. Expressing it means making something abstract and endless into a verbal language which is concrete and limited.