So, now is a good time to consider picking up the phone, texting friends and family or messaging an invite to catch up.
Social isolation and being disconnected from others exacerbates negative thinking and remaining stuck in depressive symptoms. Positive well being goes beyond the state of solely avoiding mental illness and well- being in itself is a highly contested concept and means different things to each of us; however the benefit of being with others; whether that be another human, a fury friend or other animal, socialising is opportunity for creating a sense of satisfaction in your own health and personal relationships.
Social September encourages us all to press pause in September - disconnect from our digital lives and reconnect with each other, and ourselves. The aim is to create spaces for face-to-face social connection, promoting positive mental health and well-being.
If you or someone you know are struggling with their emotions, isolating themselves and withdrawing from usual activities, reaching out and talking to someone will most likely help and for those supporting someone experiencing a difficult time; don't give up on them but you may also be impacted by caring for someone you love. More reason to be there for each other and or seek support.
Hopefully you are socialising already or have plans coming up.