April 3, 2018
Let’s Talk About Your Social Support Network
Did you know hanging out with people you like is a benefit to your health? Healthy relationships and the opportunity to share in community life is a social determinant of health. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, 71% of people report having a strong sense of community.
How does social support help your health?
- Friends and social contacts listen and encourage you when times are tough and can help you solve problems
- Positive social networks help you feel cared for and respected
- Having strong personal relationships can support your independence
Who do you enjoy time with, or turn to for help?
- Online support groups
- Fellow parishioner
- Community service provider
For more information on social support systems, visit our Social Determinants of Health section or call 1-800-660-5853.
Tanis Brown, Public Health Nurse,
Or Alexis Green, Public Health Nurse