Community Fighting Loneliness
First published on my blog in the section Ideas and the category Care Services.
- The digital product is a community platform with tools to facilitate real-life meetings. There are no features included that try to engage the user on the platform beyond scheduling meetings. Real-live program below:
- Group and one-on-one sessions: The platform connects help-seeking individuals with volunteers who want to help. They can engage in group discussions or one-on-one sessions that are scheduled regularly to foster closeness and relationship.
- Professional Referral: When the topics get too serious, the platform refers the individual to a professional therapist or counselor.
- Regular Repeat Sessions: Regular sessions are conducted to ensure that relationships are built over time and that individuals can continue to support each other.
- Sense of Belonging: Individuals can find a sense of belonging in the community and feel less lonely.
- Emotional Support: The platform provides emotional support through regular sessions, which can improve mental well-being.
- Professional Referral: The platform offers professional referrals to ensure that individuals get the help they need when topics become too serious.
Context & Times
- With the COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness and social isolation have become more prevalent than ever before. Additionally, the concept of community connection has become increasingly important as people have become more digitally connected and less physically connected.
Wrap Up & Why
- In conclusion, this idea makes our world a better place by offering emotional support and a sense of belonging to individuals who may be struggling with loneliness. The platform provides an opportunity for individuals to connect with others, build relationships, and support each other through difficult times.