COVID-19: Staying Connected

Finding and Attending Online Groups - a step-by-step guide

Monday, May 11, 2020

Social connection is so important, especially right now in the middle of social distancing protocols. We've put together a simple step-by-step guide to help you, or someone you know, navigate the internet to connect with online groups. We believe that a recipe for friendship needs three key ...

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Chapter 2 Working Out Loud: COVID-19 Journals from the Befriend Staff Team

Friday, May 8, 2020

This is Chapter 2 of this documented "Working Out Loud" series, which captures our thoughts for the month of April.

In an effort to share our experiences with others as we've navigated the challenges brought around by COVID-19, the Befriend Staff Team has been journalling throughout ...

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Community Connections - How can we move from Response to Regeneration?

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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. 

We’re experiencing an ...

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Chapter 1 Working Out Loud: COVID-19 Journals from the Befriend Staff Team

Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we think about human connection, how we approach belonging and how we support people to continue cultivating a much-need sense of community in this uncertain climate. On the fly, we've rapidly responded to the situation and made significant changes to our operating ...

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Tips for hosting online video gatherings!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Physical distancing has encouraged us to find new ways to connect with one another. One way that some people are maintaining a sense of belonging and a healthy social routine is through the use of technology. Video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Read more >