Connecting to other people and our environment is one of our most important qualities as humans. Nothing can replace the human contact which we get every day- a smile, a hug, a letter, an email, a phone call, a present, just being there for someone – the list of ways we show how connected we are to each other is almost endless.
The ability to connect and be connected is the bedrock of mental health and resilience. Anything which shakes these foundations can seriously affect your wellbeing, but remember it is not something which has to stay that way. There are always solutions to your problems.
Read on to see the ways we build these connections in school and for different ways to build your own connections. As you go through life these connections will change, but the ability to build and grow them will remain with you forever.