With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Social networks act as a buffer against mental ill health

Ideas to connect

  • Make time each day to spend time with your family - play a game or just talk
  • Talk to someone in work instead of emailing
  • Text a friend out the blue
  • Speak to someone new today - at the bus stop or in a shop
  • Grab lunch or a coffee with a friend in Torbay or South Devon
  • Meet new people by starting a new hobby - check out Pinpoint Devon
  • Meet new people in your community with the help of Community Builders
  • Struggling to get out of the house? Connect with Wellbeing Coordinators today

Chukes’ Story

Chukes’ talks about how connecting with nature, himself and others improves his wellbeing.