Pandemic Kindness Movement

Love and belonging

Love and belonging describes the human need for social connection. In this level of the pyramid, our needs are met through relationships with others that are based on inclusion and acceptance. COVID-19 is challenging our relationships across our society. We keep our distance physically, which means keeping connected emotionally is more important than ever.

The resources in in this section can help to build connection with others and renew our shared humanity. We each have great strength, and we can bring out the best in ourselves and others when we are more aware of the practical ways we can build a deeper sense of belonging.

Love and belonging is built on the foundation of safety – when we are free from the fear of harm or judgement we can connect with people with compassion and kindness.

Love and belonging creates the relationships with people that allows us to feel grateful and valued – to experience esteem.

The Pandemic Kindness Movement webpages are created by clinicians across Australia and hosted by the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). Provision of these links and resources does not imply endorsement nor recommendation from the ACI or NSW Health.