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Let’s Talk About Your Social Support Network

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?

  • Family
  • Friend
  • Neighbour
  • Co-worker
  • 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