Humans are social creatures. Having relationships with others lifts mood through reinforcing social bonds and our sense of belonging. When we are in dangerous situations, belonging to a group can make us feel needed, supported, and safe, while improving our self-esteem and confidence. This social connectedness helps to protect us against the effects of repeated exposure to traumatic events.
Connection contributes significantly to quality of psychological wellbeing. This includes:
We see new faces and cross paths with new people all the time. Whether you’re working, running errands, or taking the kids to classes or sport, there are opportunities to make broad connections and strengthen existing bonds.