In partnership with No.42 cafe at iconic Rippleside park,
Brave Enough are impacting the lives of people struggling with disconnection, social isolation, and loneliness
through our Cafe Connections initiative.
...AND SO CAN YOU!
Social isolation and loneliness can be harmful to both mental and physical health. They are considered significant health and wellbeing issues in Australia because of the impact they have on peoples’ lives.
Social isolation means having minimal contact with others. It differs from loneliness, which means having negative feelings about not having enough social contact which causes a reduction in a person's sense of joy and wellbeing.
Loneliness has been linked to premature death, poor physical and mental health and general dissatisfaction with life.
Social isolation has also been linked to mental illness, emotional distress, suicide, the development of dementia, premature death, poor health behaviours, physical inactivity, poor sleep, and biological effects, including high blood pressure and poorer immune function. High levels of social isolation are also associated with sustained decreases in feelings of wellbeing.
- 1 in 10 (around 1.8 million) Australians aged 15 and over reported lacking social support (Relationships Australia 2018)
- 1 in 4 reported that were currently experiencing an episode of loneliness (Australian Psychological Society 2018)
- 1 in 2 (51%) reported that they felt lonely for at least 1 day each week (Australian Psychological Society 2018).
JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH MORE THESE STATISTICS HAVE INCREASED SINCE COVID?
...A SAFE SPACE TO SPILL THE BEANS
Brave Enough's Cafe Connections is hosted at No.42 Cafe by the bay at gorgeous Rippleside and facilitates an opportunity to resolve loneliness and social isolation.
Providing a space for members of our community to chat, get connected and be empowered in their wellbeing, No.42 invites a classy but casual, safe group setting on a regular basis.
Whether you're feeling the need for company, friendship or connection. The truth is we all feel a sense of disconnection in some way and at some point in our lives for various reasons.
The truth is that whatever disconnection, loneliness or social isolation looks like for us personally, we're created for connection.
We can bring something of value to the lives of others when we're brave enough to show up and connect, because we're better together, and we emerge stronger.
A space for fun and positive interaction, peer support, special guests and referrals to other support services if needed...and of course coffees and other hot beverages paid forward by generous humans in our community, who are choosing to impact the world for good!
NEXT CAFE CONNECTIONS CATCH UP
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH @ 19 AM 2021
42 Bell Parade , Rippleside. (Geelong)
For booking enquires or to reserve your spot, please email: [email protected]
PARTNER WITH US AND PAY A COFFEE FORWARD
When you partner with us by paying forward a coffee (or hot beverage) towards the cafe connection project, every drink sponsored fights social isolation and heals the wellbeing of another
...because we're better together.
Simply pop into No.42 cafe and ask pay forward a coffee or other hot beverage to Brave Enough's Cafe Connections Project.
(No.42 Cafe is located at 42 Bell Parade, Rippleside VIC 3215 (Geelong)
BECOME A CAFE CONNECTIONS CLUB MEMBER
As a CAFE CONNECTIONS CLUB MEMBER you will make an impact by fighting loneliness & social isolation.
For just $5 per week, you'll be automatically paying forward a coffee helping to sponsor our Cafe Connections Community Outreach.
You'll receive a FREE VIRTUAL COFFEE CARD (Valued at $50)
We'll make available freebies and store discounts on a regular basis!
Out with your friends or want to pay extra coffee's forward?
Simply scan the QR code on the front of your card to pay forward a coffee whenever you like from anywhere in the world!
Your club card comes loaded with regular updates, videos and stories of the lives you've helped to impact.
Your card has both USB and NFC 'Tap 'n Go' technology for use across all devices. Simply tap to your phone or insert to your computer to view the latest news and impact stories.