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Benefits of interacting

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Communication and interaction are extremely important. Here are just a few of the benefits we have found you could promote simply by being with and gladly interacting with someone:

– Positive interactions raise self-esteem and bring enjoyment and pleasure

– By remaining involved with others, and active, a person can maintain their skills and independence for longer

– Shared activities can reduce isolation

– Group activities can allow people to express how they feel and relieve symptoms of depression

– Interactions can have health benefits such as lowered blood pressure

– Shared activities can identify shared interests and increase understanding of others

– Working with others gives meaning and helps people feel important and valued

– Shared activity can promote a sense of belonging

– Positive interactions increase quality of life

Our research

Research about being social beings

How the toolkit began

Tips for non-verbal communication

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