Priority 3 - Social Connectedness, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Social connectedness refers to interactions that a person has with others in their community and the community as a whole, whereas social inclusion recognises that others are excluded from the opportunities they need to create the life they want.

Common strategies for social inclusion and community connectedness refer to building the capacity and awareness, targeting disadvantaged groups, and addressing negative attitudes and social stigma.

Social connection improves physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being.  

Supporting social and community connectedness that celebrates diversity is a key priority in the G21 region.  
Working with partner organisations around inclusive practice is an essential part of this work and involves acknowledging and responding responsively to the diverse needs of all users regardless of age, gender, mental/ physical abilities and characteristics, race, ethnic heritage or sexual orientation.

Source: G21 Health and Wellbeing Plan – 2013-2017

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