Helping others to help yourself

Helping others to help yourself

Posted by Jan Lawrence

It’s an often forgotten detail that we are social animals and studies have repeatedly shown that social support is the number one buffer against stress.

Unfortunately, geographical movement within families, long working hours and various other facts of modern life have reduced our potential opportunity to build good social relationships.

Volunteering can tick a number of boxes towards improving our well-being.  As well as increasing our social group, it can help build confidence, increase career options and let us discover how much can be gained personally by giving something back.