Relationships Australia 2016 - 2017 Annual Report 1 - Page 11

We aim to build positive and healthy relationships We understand that positive relationships are fundamental to our health and wellbeing. Compelling evidence demonstrates that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy and happy life and provide protection during life’s challenges. Relationships Australia SA services facilitate positive and respectful relationships in all areas of people’s lives including; • Our relationship with ourselves • Our personal and family relationships in all their diversity • Our relationships in the workplace and professional networks, and • Our cultural and community relationships. We aim to support recovery We aim to build social from the impact of adverse cohesion through experiences, at any stage in life. promoting cultural respect and strengthening We understand that relationships can break down or become destructive, community resilience. negatively impacting all involved, especially victims, children and dependants. Adverse childhood experiences echo throughout adulthood by harming individual wellbeing and undermining social connections. We recognise the impacts of adverse experiences for our first Australians, our culturally and linguistically diverse communities and those that result from natural disasters and traumatic events. Our services support recovery from all forms of negative relationship experi