Highlights of Neighbour Day 2016 Evaluation


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Bessell, S. (2014), Communities Matter: Children’s Views on Communities in Australia, The Australian National University in partnership with Emeritus Professor Jan Mason, University of Western Sydney, The Benevolent Society, and NAPCAN.

Donovan, R., Ivery, P., Jalleh, G., Wood, L. (2010) ‘Help Break Down the Wall’ Community Attitudes Survey, Report by NAPCAN to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

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Bond, M., Howden, P.; & Ralston,N. (2014), Social Connectedness Research Project for beyondblue, Roberts Evaluation Pty Ltd :

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beyondblue (2016), Connections Matter: Helping older people stay social active.

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Craike, M., Symons, C., and Payne, W.(2013). Family support and ease of access link socio-economic status and sports club membership in adolescent girls: a mediation study, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013, 10:50:

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Wood, S, Bellis, M, Kelly, D, Hughes, K, Eckley, L and Chadborn, N. (2012). Use and perceptions of parks in Merseyside & Manchester :

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Boekel,C., Coulton.C., Einfeld,C., Arbes, V. (2014), Men’s Social Connectedness for beyondblue & Movember Foundation:

Evans, M.D.R & Kelley, J. (2002), ‘Family and community influences on life satisfaction’Report to the Department of Family and Community Services, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne:

Helliwell, J.F. & Putnam, R.D. (2004), ‘The social context of well-being’, The Royal Society, Published online

Kawachi, I. & Berkman, L.F. (2001), ‘Social Ties and Mental Health’, Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol 78(3)

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