“Social connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship”

- Brene Brown

What’s so good about social connections? 


Research demonstrates that people with social support and connections have:

Fun Fact:

Did you know that: Social support and connection create oxytocin in your body (the bonding hormone) which gives you energy and is good for your health. 

The Joule Project

As a cornerstone of the work that we do, Collectively offers research-backed training on social support called the Joule Project. 

The Joule Project offers a variety of training initiatives to support individuals, organizations, and communities in understanding the benefits of social supports with tangible tools and techniques on how to create supports in your life and organization. 

“I loved the Social Support training offered by Collectively, we received valuable and practical materials to help expand support for children and families. The training was fun and useful!”

– Joule Project Training Participant

We offer the following training in this space:

The Science of Support

This module is designed to introduce the concepts of valuing social support by sharing research on the benefits of expanding support in your life and in the workplace. 

The Secret Sauce

The three-hour training event is designed to introduce the concepts of valuing social supports by sharing research on the benefits of expanding supports in your life and in the workplace. This event also includes activities that will assist participants in assessing and building support systems and social connections.

The Secret Sauce 2.0

This six -hour training event in designed to teach those who are planning to help others build support systems and community supports. In addition to the above-mentioned activities, those that participate in the six-hour training will receive hands-on instruction about how to build support systems and community supports through asset mapping using the Joule Project tools.

Social Support and Connectedness

Research demonstrates that social support and social connection improve mental health outcomes.

In fact: Socially connected people live an average of 3.7 years longer than less connected people ~

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