Originated by Prof. Rhiaan Oliver
There are many benefits that come from strengthening our relationships with others. Social Health involves our ability to form satisfying interpersonal relationships with others. It also relates to our ability to adapt comfortably to different social situations and act appropriately in a variety of settings. Each of our relationships should include strong communication skills, empathy for others and a sense of accountability. In contrast, traits like being withdrawn, vindictive or selfish can have a negative impact on our social health. Overall, stress can be one of the most significant threats to healthy relationships. Stress can be managed through proven techniques such as regular physical activity, deep breathing and positive self-talk. In this module we learn about how to develop and maintain relationships and how social health can be just as important as physical health.