Every day is neighbour day
The Neighbour Day 2021 official theme ‘Every day is neighbour day’ builds on the growing movement of people taking neighbourly actions every day of the year.
Whilst Neighbour Day is officially celebrated on the last Sunday in March each year, the purpose of the campaign is to raise national awareness of the importance of social connection and neighbourly actions throughout the year. It encourages people to make meaningful connections that last beyond the day itself.
The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to increase positive and sustainable social connections between people and communities throughout Australia. In doing so, Relationships Australia as the home of Neighbour Day aims to support healthy relationships and assist in tackling the loneliness epidemic in this nation.
What can I do?
If you have a neighbour or know someone who is alone or isolated, especially those in the vulnerable and at risk categories, or just doing it tough, download and fill out the Good Neighbour Calling Card and drop it under their door to let them know you’re around if they need any help.
What help you can offer is up to you. If could be picking up some groceries or supplies, walking their dog, posting mail, providing translating support or just having a friendly chat over the phone.
The card also includes important tips to keep you safe if you are receiving assistance. Only accept help from someone you know and trust, never let people inside your home if you do not know them.
Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277
Other support services available
1800RESPECT - Domestic and family violence counselling and support - 1800 737 732
Health Direct - 1800 022 022
Lifeline - provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services - 13 11 44
Kids Helpline - is a 24/7 telephone counselling service for children and teenagers 1800 55 1800
Crime Stoppers (NSW) - 1800 333 000