In many European countries we might have the impression that most of people’s needs are covered by the medical system and the public welfare. However, this is not really the case.
Broken relationships, loss, isolation, chronic sickness, and hopelessness are not attended to, with a few consultations at the local clinic. Many of those ailments are lasting and can only find long-term wellness when all the elements of recovery are present including support, encouragement, and models of healthy living.
Coronary heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes are rampant, growing, and constitute the leading causes of death and suffering. 18% of adults in Europe are socially isolated. 5 % of the European inhabitants are migrants from non-EU countries. This is a recurring and chronic issue.
“Caring for our communities” will help you to perceive and assess the needs of individuals and communities. Additionally, to analyze and understand difficult life conditions, their root causes, their pain, their chronicity, and to understand how to facilitate their improvement.
Take a step and learn how to care for those around you !