The Plug-in invited all influencers to have their say in our Mood Snapshot survey to help us better understand how older Australians were feeling after an extraordinary 2020.

With Christmas and New Year presenting a great opportunity for reflection on the year that was and look ahead to 2021, we wanted insights about building strength, resilience and positive wellbeing for the future.

We asked questions including:

  • What gives you purpose?
  • Who or what inspires you?
  • What keeps you connected and engaged?
  • What are you looking forward to?
  • What were the things that made a difference to you in 2020?

Though we noted a profound sense of loss and hardships experienced in 2020, we were pleased to see that there were common themes of hope amongst the responses; appreciation of the environmental benefits seen across the world due to reduced consumer activity; a sense of comradery and working together to help and protect each other; and an overwhelming sentiment that people feel lucky to live in Australia.

Watch The Plug-in 2020 Mood Snapshot video that highlights key findings from more than 250 responses to the survey in 2020.

We thank everyone for their participation in this important survey, and for so willingly sharing reflections of 2020 and inspirations for the future.