Connecting with others and making meaningful social connections can not only provide Defence members and their families with additional support, but also help to maintain mental and physical wellbeing.
The growth of online communities is also making it easier for communities around the country connect and for individuals to build social networks. For Defence families who relocate often, this means that connections with other people around the country can be made even before arriving at a new posting.
There are many ways to form social connections including through work, school communities, sports clubs, social groups and ex-service organisations. Connecting with different people in different social environments can provide you with different kinds of support.
The below directories are a good place to start if you are looking to make new connections in-person or online.