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We all need positive relationships with others in order to lead a fulfilling life. Social connections and support networks play a big role in our health and well-being. Supportive family, close friends and healthy workplaces all contribute to our overall sense of security, belonging and happiness.

When we build stronger relationships with those closest to us, we have people to share our thoughts, feelings and experiences with. Reaching out and broadening your relationship with others in your community will create a sense of accomplishment and a greater sense of purpose.

When people feel more connected to a greater community, they feel more supported and less alone in their struggles.

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Benefits of being social

  • Boosts your immune system - helps you to be healthier and live longer
  • Protects you from the harmful effects of stress
  • Increases feelings of self-worth
  • For youth: enhances self-esteem and a sense of belonging
  • For older adults: helps prevent loneliness and depression

The more social you are the greater the benefits to your well-being.
Reach out... connect with others... enjoy their company.