THE ISSUE 

  • 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. 

OUR ROLE 
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. 

OUR OPPORTUNITIES 

  • 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