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Social Wellbeing

Here are our top three social wellbeing tips!

Loneliness can be avoided by joining community groups or volunteering for charities

Loneliness can be avoided by joining community groups or volunteering for charities

Over the past three years life has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation for weeks on end due to lockdowns have been part of the norm.

Loneliness has always been an issue for many men. The solution lies in joining community groups like selectability‘s Bike Shed (Ingham, Townsville, Charters Towers, Mackay and Cairns (coming soon).

Rotary, Men’s Sheds, Lions or similar. Another option is to join Australia’s volunteer brigade and give back to society.

Both options are easy to do and will make you feel better about yourself and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

Have an animal in your life

Have an animal in your life

They make it easier to meet people, get you up and out of the house and provide unconditional love if required.

Animals are great company and can ward off loneliness. For example, cats are ideal therapists and do not mind listening until they fall asleep while dogs will hang on to your every word and reward you with a tail wag.

Treat your animals kindly they are doing their best to provide you with unconditional love. The bottom line is that animals are great companions and do make a major difference to their owners.

Play sport for companionship

Play sport for companionship

What a wonderful way to make lifetime friends. Sport is excellent for your mental, physical and social health and wellbeing.

It will get you out of the house and active and depending on the sport it will be outdoors with plenty of fresh air to consume.

So many men get stuck indoors playing computer games and end up brain dead because of too many hours eating fast food, drinking alcohol and watching a screen like a zombie.

Choose a sport that is of interest, join a Club and get training.

By committing to sport, you will find like-minded souls that may end up lifetime friends, which is a bonus for your mental and social wellbeing.

Physically you will be more active and using more muscles which is a plus for your general wellbeing, heart health, flexibility and balance. By exercising you will also be releasing endorphins which increase your feel-good factor and positivity.

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selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. 

We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.

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