Social Support Networks

Social Support Networks

Why are social support networks, families, friends and communities associated with better health? Social support networks are very important in helping people solve problems and deal with adversity, as well as in maintaining a sense of mastery and control over life circumstances. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada the caring and respect that occurs in social relationships, and the resulting sense of satisfaction and well-being, seem to act as a buffer against health problems.

Resources

Cowichan Intercultural Society

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island

Cowichan Family Life

Nanaimo Family Life

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society

Faith Institutions

Canadian Mental Health Association

Community Options Society

Cowichan Family Caregivers Society

Patient Voices Network

Cowichan Valley Hospice Society

Cowichan Lake Community Services

Social Planning Cowichan

Clements Centre Society

Providence Farm

Volunteer Cowichan

Neighbourhood House (CNHA)