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 in meaningful ways, often to keep us happy, healthy and well.
You can stay connected with family and friends in so many ways – open your world and explore new ways to connect:
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.
Getting around your neighbourhood
It is still safe to use public transport and to walk or cycle to get around. Read about active ways of getting around to improve your health and wellbeing.
Using technology to stay connected
Using technology to stay in touch with friends and family can help to relieve loneliness and boredom during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out how.
Connecting to country
Advice and support for Aboriginal Communities to connect to country during this time.