There’s no doubt that over the past couple of years, mob everywhere have had to cope with a lot. We’ve had floods and bushfires, drought, and even a global pandemic. But we’re a pretty resilient lot and time and again we see the amazing ways neighbours and communities come together and support each other during tough times. And with 1 in 4 Australians currently experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation, making connections with our neighbours has never been more important.
This Sunday March 27 is Neighbour Day, and here to have a yarn with us about building respectful relationships with our neighbours, we’re joined by Neighbour Day Ambassador, NITV Presenter, and proud Mudburra and Wagadagum First Nations woman, Natalie Ahmat.
Neighbour Day is Relationships Australia’s social connection campaign. It aims to support and enable sustainable respectful relationships across communities, while also helping to address loneliness across the nation.
Celebrations can occur at anytime throughout the year however Neighbour Day is noted annually as the last Sunday in March.
Neighbour Day has progressed from a reminder to connect with elderly neighbours, to an annual celebration of respectful relationships and strong communities.
Loneliness can affect anyone, at any time throughout their lives, and addressing loneliness across Australia is everybody’s business.
Let’s work together to shift the tide and help create the Australia we all want to live in. An Australia brimming with respectful relationships and connected communities.
It’s simple. Just visit neighbourday.org for more details or to find events near you.