The International Day of Friendship began in 2011. It was started by the UN General Assembly. The idea was that friendship between all peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace and build bridges between communities.
Young people are our future leaders, it is important to involve them in community activities that include different cultures and promote an understanding and respect for diversity.
The ‘Culture of Peace’ is a set of values, attitudes and behaviours that reject violence and strive to prevent conflicts by addressing our differences. Lets be friends.
Friendships have a huge impact on your mental health and happiness. Good friends relieve stress, provide comfort and joy, and prevent loneliness and isolation. It isn’t easy in a time of social distancing to make new friends when you need them. Appreciate your friends today. Give someone a call, send someone a card or just text and make their day.
If you are struggling with issues of loneliness and isolation contact Advocacy Matters Hear to Help https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMHeartoHelp or call 0121 321 2377. You can make a referral by visiting the referrals page on this website.