Why the Human Connection Project?
Every day in Australia, an average of eight people will take their own life. This number is far too great and represents people from a wide range of ages, occupations, and socio-economic circumstances.
Human Connection Project is an Australian social enterprise working to promote the importance of human connection, conversation and support. Be it a phone call to a friend on your way home from work or checking in on a colleague over a coffee, we can all do something small to ensure no one feels alone.
Founded in 2016, the Human Connection Project helps people make connections to improve their mental wellbeing, whether over a meal or a shared activity.
Through funds raised from events, mental health education programs and ‘How Good’s Living’ merchandise, Human Connection Project delivers awareness and education programs with the long term aim to reduce suicide rates throughout Australia.
Human Connection Project’s founder and Managing Director Matt Boyce recognised through his own mental health struggles that Australians are spending increasingly less time connecting with one another, which is gravely impacting our mental health.
Human connection is a powerful thing. You only need experience a genuine connection for yourself to feel the love and openness there is to share, and the opportunity to listen and learn about each other.
As we have become busier and more digitally connected than ever, we have become the most socially disconnected generation in human history. The act of connecting and enjoying a conversation with family, friends and even acquaintances has all but disappeared.
Human Connection Project wants to bring the art of connection back! Sharing a meal, going for a walk with a loved one or calling a friend are all small activities that together can help us better connect with one another every day.
By connecting with one another on a deeper level, we can regain safe spaces for people to talk about their struggles, joys and triumphs - 365 days a year.
Find out how you can support the Human Connect Project.