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The Importance of Connection
Humans are essentially social beings. Human contact, touch and affection are all essential components in achieving wellbeing. Healthy relationships are a vital component of health and wellbeing. There is compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. Imagine removing all meaningful human contact from a living person. “Connections Count” is a free social movement that has been developed to help identify the pieces that need to fit together to establish meaningful connections. Few people would choose to live in a group setting like a care home, and whilst people are in a group, most of the time they are in a group of unknown people. Without meaningful connections being created, these individuals are at risk of the profound effects of the feelings of solitary confinement inside themselves. Learning how to create sustainable, meaningful connections can make all the difference to a person’s life. Together let’s create real positive change in the way that humans connect with each other.
‘It’s a bit like purple rain, it’s like the sun that shines upside down; it can be anything as long as it reaches you, holds you and feels magical’ Joss, aged 11