Frequently Asked Questions
- Watch this video Link
- Take the pledge and reach out and connect for your own health or the health of someone you know. – link to the page on the website
- Consider making a donation to support the Global Human Connection Movement, so we can continue to educate 38 million Canadians, of all ages, about the benefits of human connection and catalyze them to take action. You can make a donation here. Link
- Let others know you’re a generator of human connections by purchasing some GenWell Project merchandise and begin your journey as a Human Connection Catalyst. – link to merchandise page
- Make plans to get connected on the next GenWell Weekend and be part of the Human Connection Movement across Canada and around the world. Stay tuned for the date of our next weekend!
- Increased mental and physical well-being
- Lower levels of anxiety and depression (single best preventative action you can take to prevent depression)
- Increased happiness
- Higher self-esteem
- Greater empathy and compassion for others
- Helps you recover from disease/strengthens your immune system
- A 50% increase in your chances of living longer
- Higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide.
- 29 per cent increased risk of a heart attack or angina and a 32 per cent heightened risk of having a stroke.
- Social isolation was associated with about a 50% percent increased risk of dementia.
- Social isolation significantly increased a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.
- Increased risk of early onset mortality, by up to 50%
It is a great time to inspire people to get reconnected after the dark nights and cold days of winter.
Students come back from university the last week of April providing one more reason for people to get reconnected on their street or in their community.
Before the May 24 weekend, when many people begin their summer travel or vacation rituals, which sees them heading out of their neighbourhoods/community.
Many people struggle with seasonal transition, so our weekends happen when people need it most.
Suicide rates are highest during the spring and early summer.
- It’s just long enough after people get settled after Labour Day weekend to nudge people to start building those healthy connections before the darker and colder days of fall and winter.
- The transition from the slower pace of summer to the faster pace of the fall can be a struggle for many, so building a support network at this time can be extremely valuable.
- Students are back at school for post-secondary and there is an opportunity to use The GenWell Project to get them connected in their new community at school.