“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”JM Barrie

Building connections and social networks is important for wellbeing and will support and enrich you every day.

There is strong evidence that social relationships are important for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages.

Research has also found that happy people have stronger social relationships than less happy people – this may be because social networks promote a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Services and support to enhance wellbeing

Warwickshire wellbeing hubs

Warwickshire Wellbeing hubs are available in local communities across Warwickshire. If you wish to connect with others and find out more about ways to enhance your wellbeing, or if you are feeling stressed, worried or low, please get in touch with your local Hub.

Why not join a reading group or set up your own?

Connect with others through your local library – Find out more about reading groups

Attend a community forum

Warwickshire County Council, the five district and borough councils and Warwickshire Police work together across the county to hold regular meetings, known as community forums. Local health services and the voluntary sector are also involved.Community forums are open public meetings, held four times per year at various locations within your local area on week day evenings.

At the meetings you have the chance to discuss what’s important to you in your community with local councillors, police, and organisations that provide public services.Examples of matters that are raised include: anti-social behaviour; roads/highways; speeding; parking; street lighting; housing; schools; youth provision; waste/recycling, and; environmental health. Find out more about community forums.