If the past 12 months has taught us anything it’s the importance of having a dependable network of people around us who we can turn to when we need a little help.
Take the pandemic conditions for example. We may not be able to reach out to our friends and family if they live a distance away. But we could go next door, upstairs, downstairs or along the corridor to check in on our neighbours.
Neighbour Day, held on the last Sunday of March each year, is all about building better relationships with the people who live around us.
In strata communities like ours, neighbours are so important because good relationships with others can literally transform communities for the better.
Having meaningful social connections with others can help to prevent loneliness and depression.
Relationships Australia has been managing the Neighbour Day campaign since 2013. The campaign aims to bring like-minded people, resources, and organisations together to develop strong, well-connected communities.
Smarter Communities has a similar mindset.
Every day should be Neighbour Day – an important reminder about developing healthy relationships within our communities, and the promotion of good mental and physical health with one another.