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Supporting (Re)Connection : Small Steps for (Re)Growing Community Spirit
We're probably all feeling a little bit out of practice in how to connect with our neighbours, friends, colleagues or groups as lockdown restrictions ease. It's been such a long time that it's no wonder it may all feel a little strange and that our sociability might feel like it needs warming up. We're not alone – in fact over 20 million of us in the UK say that we’re experiencing some form of re-entry anxiety.

How can you as an individual/group encourage connection when either yourself or those around you are still feeling nervous or ready at different speeds?

How can you maintain and build upon the community spirit and neighbourliness experienced throughout the past year?

How can you reach out in ways that makes everybody feel they can join in, especially those who might not be feeling part of something?

This uplifting session will share and equip you with a range of small practical ideas or 'stepping stones' you could try that are both positive and show kindness, yet also acknowledge the barriers felt by you and people within our streets and communities. We will also explore ways to grow our own confidence in being that person to step forward; whether it be for the first time, after some time or just in need of a boost.

The month of June is the Big Lunch ‘Month of Community’ and it’s never been easier to take part with so many ideas for small and simple acts of friendship that can help reconnect someone. Everyone who attends this session will receive a free little kit from the Eden Project Communities team, packed with more ideas and resources to help you give something a go and unpack The Big Lunch and #MonthOfCommunity where you live.

We may record this free session, which we can share later as an online resource. If you don’t wish to be in the recording please keep your camera off and yourself on mute. Please be aware your name, or number if you join by phone, as it appears on Zoom will be visible to others and may be visible in a recording.

Jun 3, 2021 06:30 PM in London

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