FEELING CONNECTED TO OTHER PEOPLE HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON OUR LIVES
HUMAN CONNECTION IS THE BIGGEST
CONTRIBUTOR TO A LONG, HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE
When we feel connected to others, we start to change the way the world works.
A strong support network makes us less vulnerable to those who want to hurt us. It makes us less lonely. Less depressed. Less anxious. When we feel a true, genuine connection with others, we are not only more likely to get through the hard times, we are more likely to live a long, happy life.
At the StandbyU Foundation, we’re fighting the big social problems that affect so many Australians - domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse - but we're doing it differently. We’re tackling these issues at the source and providing lifelong solutions with real impact.
With strong human connections, we can overcome all these challenges, together.
OUR REAL WORLD IMPACT
FAMILIES KEPT SAFE
It has definitely made us closer to our family because it has made us talk about it. I have found that since then, my family are really understanding and supportive.
Ever since having the watch, my 8 year old is happier. She is not scared anymore and can go outside now. Since having her safety watch, she has learnt to swim and ride a bike.
I think all women and children that are going through domestic violence should have this. The feeling of being safe and having people believe you is amazing.
We have been able to do things that we need to do without completely feeling vulnerable and unsafe, like even going to the supermarket.
It helped connect with people. I have met the neighbours, they are lovely people and they are hopefully coming for Christmas as well.
We definitely felt much safer… I was able to access my support straight away, and immediately, emotionally I felt better.
CONNECTIONS CHANGE... EVERYTHING
Connections are the only way to overcome the isolation and loneliness we all feel.
Feeling connected to people who care can boost your sense of self-worth and happiness.
Being connected to others and knowing they are by your side reduces anxiety.
Knowing help is always on hand provides the freedom to explore outside.
Feeling in control of your safety gives you confidence to get on with life.
With a renewed sense of hope, it's possible to imagine a better, brighter future.