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Health Unit: Let’s talk about your social support network

Health Unit: Let’s talk about your social support network
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Brockville – Did you know hanging out with people you like is a benefit to your health? Healthy relationships and the opportunity to share in community life is a social determinant of health.

In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, 71% of people report having a strong sense of community.

How does social support help your health?

· Friends and social contacts listen and encourage you when times are tough and can help you solve problems

· Positive social networks help you feel cared for and respected

· Having strong personal relationships can support your independence

Who do you enjoy time with, or turn to for help?

· Family

· Friend

· Neighbour

· Co-worker

· Online support groups

· Fellow parishioner

· Community service provider

For more information on social support systems, visit http://www.healthunit.org or call 1-800-660-5853.

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