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Connecting with others

Being connected to other people is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. Good relationships enrich our lives, help us deal with difficult situations and support us to achieve our goals. We need to connect with our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours often and in meaningful ways to keep us happy, healthy and well.


  • 5 ways to wellbeing

    The 5 ways to wellbeing are simple things you can do to improve your mental and social wellbeing. They include 5 actions of connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.
  • Connecting in nature

    Spending time in nature is a great way to reduce your stress levels, improve your concentration and help you feel happier. Get ideas and links for different ways to enjoy nature.
  • Connecting with your community

    Staying connected with others in our community is always important. Find out how it can help you cope with stress, and ways you can connect.
  • Friends and family

    The quality of your relationships with friends and family as well as the wider community are linked to your mental health and wellbeing. Read our tips to help increase your happiness and overall quality of life.
  • Volunteering

    Ever thought about volunteering? If you have the time, why not? It's a great way to connect with others while also supporting the community.
  • Pets

    Research has shown that owning a pet can reduce stress and loneliness, and enhance your wellbeing. Learn more about what a pet can do for you.

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