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Each month, at Quay Place & Suffolk Mind, we focus on an emotional or physical need which supports emotional wellbeing. This month it’s the need for emotional connection.

The need for emotional connection means having a relationship where we feel accepted by another person, in a way which lets us be ourselves without fear of being judged. We might describe this as being accepted ‘warts and all’ for who we are.

For some of us, this might be a relationship we have with a relative or partner. It can also be with the colleagues who share and understand the challenges of a stressful job. 

Other people might meet their need for emotional connection through owning a pet – dogs can be very tolerant of their owner’s habits!