Befriend's Response to COVID-19

Social Distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation

The disruptions brought about by COVID-19 are being felt around the world and there's increasing concern about the impact of social distancing protocols on the connectedness of communities. But where there is fire, there is the regeneration of new life. This is a time for connection. It's a time to support one another, show kindness and stay in touch with those around you. Social distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation.

Stronger, together

The disruptions brought about by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are being felt around the world and there's increasing uncertainty in what social distancing protocols will mean for human connection. Whilst there is so much we may not know about what the future looks like, one thing we do know is that this is a time, more than ever for connection and that social distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation. 

 

Here at Befriend, we've been blown away by the support of our decision to put a hold on in-person events within The Social Network, and astounded by the steady rise of resident-led initiatives offering opportunities to connect, both online and offline. Events of recent days and weeks have led to an unprecedented groundswell of creativity and action in support of community connection. 

 

Keep your eyes peeled on Befriend’s Meetup page for new opportunities to participate in online gatherings, from making pasta in your kitchen to meditation in your tracky-dacks. We’re also keen to hear what you think and how we can better support you to stay connected to your community during this uncertain time. If you have a moment, please fill out our short survey and share your insights with us.

 

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We’ve also created a number of helpful resources to help you navigate this new world we’re finding ourselves in, which you can find here.