At VICSES, we pride ourselves on being a part of our communities. Getting to know your neighbours may help in an emergency situation, providing another support as well as VICSES.
Why we support connection on Neighbour Day
Research shows those who have strong relationships within their communities and with their neighbours are more likely to help one another and have better outcomes when faced with emergencies.
That’s why VICSES is supporting Neighbour Day – Relationships Australia’s annual celebration of community with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year-round. By looking out for one another, we can continue to create safer communities - together.
What is Neighbour Day?
Neighbour Day is a call-to-action day for Relationships Australia’s Neighbours Every Day social connection campaign.
It aims to support and enable sustainable respectful relationships across communities, while also helping to address loneliness.
The theme for 2023 is #Create Belonging, inviting everyone in Australia to take everyday actions that create social connection and foster respectful relationships.
Neighbour Day promotes the importance of respectful relationships. These tangible feelings of support lead to changes in mental health and wellbeing. Identifying with multiple communities creates localised support networks - In times of physical distancing, this is especially important.
Supporting Neighbour Day Sunday 26th March 2023
Tips for connecting with neighbours
As proud supporters of Neighbour Day, there are many ways to create or maintain connections with your neighbours, which can make a positive difference. This could include:
Checking in on neighbours over the fence, phone or via text.
Leaving a note or calling card with a kind message and your contact details.
Providing neighbours with a household or food item if you have extra you can spare.
Joining a local online community/neighbourhood group.
Get to know your neighbours: Download our interactive conversation card, introduce yourself, and drop it in your neighbours mailbox.
For more ideas and information, visit the Neighbour Day website.