Social Connectedness

Group of friends joining hands in a circle in the park.

What is social connectedness?

When you feel like you belong and have the support and care you need, as well as the number, quality, and diversity of relationships that you want.

Why Connectedness Matters

  • High-quality relationships can help people live longer, healthier lives.
  • Supportive and inclusive relationships can protect against the harmful health effects of loneliness and social isolation.