The Human Connection Project is a not-for-profit social enterprise working to become Australia's largest proactive mental health and human connection lead organisation.
Our vision is to help and empower people to become more resilient and empathetic individuals with stronger connections to their community.
The act of connecting as human beings has diminished over the years due to the influx of incredibly busy lifestyles and greater time constraints, the false sense of connection we get from social media, and the rapid and constant change in the way we communicate with each other.
From this human disconnection, we have seen an incredibly alarming increase in mental illness, in particular, the issue of suicide. Social and human connection is fundamental, we not only need it to survive, we need it to thrive in life.
With nearly 800,000 people globally who died due to suicide last year and an estimated 10-25 attempts for every death (WHO, 2019), more needs to be done in the proactive fight to prevent mental illness and suicide.
The path to end suicide is long, and needs help and resources at every level. Our path is to connect the global community and empower people to engage, create and lead through human connection.
We are building a new initiative - The Global Movement - to kick start the largest PROACTIVE mental health management community. A community where we are open about our struggles, constantly learning from each other and feeling connected to our local and wider communities.