International Day of Friendship

30 July, 2020 (All day)

Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good.

During these challenging times, it has never been more important to connect with friends and loved ones. Connecting is one of the five ways to wellbeing


Ways to Connect

  • Social distancing is different to social isolation. We can do many things to stay connected with our friends and family even if we cannot see them in person.
  • Emailing, calling, texting or even writing letters are great ways to keep in touch. Set aside some time each day to catch up with an old friend or relative. Make a plan and set aside some time to chat. Make an effort to actively maintain social contact groups using Skype, Zoom, Text, Telecall or WhatsApp.
  • The increased time spent at home can be challenging for some families, but it can also be an opportunity to reconnect with our loved ones once again. Connecting with others can help us regain a sense of purpose and belonging. This is especially important when we are feeling more disconnected physically from family. Let’s take this opportunity to have longer conversations and really listen to what they have to say. All these communication gestures can help us feel truly close and connected.