What is Social Health?
Social Health is defined as: “the ability to form meaningful and appropriate relationships with others.”
As a human race, we are wired to seek contact with other humans. This contact manifests itself in relationships. Typically, when we say the word relationships we automatically think of boyfriends and girlfriends. However, remember that relationships are more than that. You have a relationship with your parents or guardians, your friends, your teachers – everyone. As a result, we must look at each relationship as different and therefore act accordingly towards each. For example, you wouldn’t speak to/message your boss in the same way you would message your friend. You might not discuss as many personal things with a new friend as you would perhaps with an old friend.
Relationships change – times change – circumstances change – people change. This is a fact of life. Sometimes we can find it tricky to understand this. Consequently, sustaining a positive relationship can be difficult. This can result in isolation which can lead us to missing out on one aspect which is crucial to having an overall positive health & wellbeing.
Below are a variety of resources to support key areas of Social Health.