- Social isolation and loneliness can be harmful to both mental and physical health
- Single parents experience higher levels of social isolation
- Men report higher levels of loneliness than women
- Disconnection from community is a risk factor to developing loneliness
WHAT IS NEEDED?
Being involved in the community helps us live longer and be happier. How happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our mental and physical health.
We will take a place-based approach to social impact as we believe investment in united, safe and thriving communities is vital to individual and collective wellbeing.
- Encourage, celebrate and recognise volunteering in sport and the wider community
- Explore place-based approaches in towns and regions
- Help establish Community Foundations in WA for local resilience and long-term impact
- Use the excitement of football to generate community activities and events
- Deliver programs that increase participation and promote safe and inclusive community activities
- Support safe communities through education, pastoral care and mentoring programs