What do you want to do?
Do you know what you want to do?
Perhaps you don’t know what is your dream or goal at this moment
Take things easy, find the support and friendship of others as a start. We are social, we influence each other, get on a positive flow, because it will do you good
"You have nothing to lose, and a lot to gain"
Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are you doing the impossible
Young adults are experiencing the highest levels of loneliness and suicidal thoughts since the pandemic safety restrictions began.
These feelings can drag you into a downward spiral. Left unattended, loneliness and isolation can have serious consequences on your mental and physical health
"Your mental health is just as important as your physical health"
When you are a part of the group you can bring your ideas and desires to it, and have a chance to engage us in getting to know you and what you really want. You may get more resources and support to build the leisure and socialising opportunities you want, because you have a stake on it
How many people can you trust?
How many good friends would be there for you and you for them?
How many people can you reach out to?
If it is less than three, you could be socially isolated
A CDC online survey indicates that young people between the ages 18-24 are more likely to suffer mental health problems during the pandemic than any age group. This is common in all ages but very prevalent in young adults
"In 2020, 63% of young people were suffering significant symptoms of anxiety and/or depression"
This can be for many reasons
Many of us have lost friends and family members in the last year. Some of us are transitioning from our family of origin to our chosen family, during this there can be less social connections. You might not have had enough opportunities to connect with others in person. You might be studying, where you could meet more people or you could be disconnected from important social groups or community’s
These are years in which you can be making important decisions about your life, and this can be an added stress to isolation and loneliness
What kind of support can I get if I attend?
You may not need more than making new friends and having a good time.
This is an opportunity for you to meet new like-minded people with no need to commit to one specific activity. It will be us deciding as a group what do we want to do so that together we find our best leisure alternatives while at the same time we grow stronger together
Free confidential support
If you have more needs that require specialist attention, the British Red Cross Community Connectors will be there to support, pinpoint you to the relevant services or provide you with information you need as far as you are registered with the Hartley Wintney practice
Ok, but I don’t want activity
There is no need to. We will start by having a chat and get to know each other. We have not only the support of the BRC but also the support of the HWCH meaning if when you decide you want to do an activity and we need some kind of materials to buy for it, they can help us apply for the money to do things
And if we decide we want to take it easy and just chill, this is exactly what we will do...
Make excuses or make change, the choice is yours
Hook, Hartley Wintney, Fleet and other surrounding areas
Good friends support each other
Have you been so lucky and grateful to know your friends are there for you?
We want to promote more people interacting with each other and having positive connections