A Future of Belonging

  • Belonging and Social Connection

    We all have an innate need to connect and to belong. Research shows that social connection lies at the heart of health, yet few of us realise just how important it is. Lonely people are more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, anti-social behaviour and other physical and mental health issues. In reverse, when people feel connected and have a sense of belonging, they can be mentally and physically strong and more resilient in difficult times.


    Humankind Enterprises consultancy was created to respond to this growing and largely unmet need for businesses, organisations and communities to truly deliver a sense of belonging and enhance the cohesion and resilience of our society as a whole.


    Providing the right resources and opportunities for everyone within your community or organisation to feel a sense of belonging - to feel included - not only improves health and cultural outcomes but also has flow on impacts to better collaboration and productivity.

    A future of belonging is where....

    • People exercise their human right to belong
    • People feel belonging to communal places and the natural environment
    • People feel belonging at work
    • People feel belonging in the community where they live
    • People feel belonging with their family and friends
    • People open their circle of belonging to encompass who they once saw as ‘the other’

    The Australian Loneliness Report identifies that one in four adults feel lonely. Global data on health and well-being shows that people all over the world are feeling lonely and disconnected – ricocheting into increased hospital intakes, a mental health crisis and a reduction in economic productivity.


    In the Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality Report 2018 research, they found that belonging has a strong correlation to commitment and motivation at the workplace, directly translating to employee retention, pride, and motivation.


    In a study by IMBix, they found brands that built belonging grew their revenue at three times the rate of lower performing brands.


    Social isolation, loneliness, exclusion and even environmental disconnection are symptoms of a deeper issue. Simply put, there is a belonging deficiency.

  • Case Study Spotlight

    We Know Your Name, But Not Your Story

    Studies within Corangamite Shire have found that young people have low levels of belonging and connectedness. Over the past 3 years, we have worked with Corangamite Shire Council, VicHealth, local health providers and schools to address this through the 'We Know Your Name, But Not Your Story' project. We have worked in every school in the Shire, running our Empathy and Social Connection workshops, as well as a 3-day Ambassador Training, where we trained youth to be Story Collectors and interview local community members. The stories that were recorded were turned into a video that is currently being shared to catalyse more social connections.




    Tech, Tea and Tales

    Social disconnection, lack of inclusion and age discrimination are being felt by both younger AND older Australians. We have worked with Lively, aged care providers and local councils to deliver Tech, Tea and Tales program over the last 4 years. The program trains young people to provide technology help and story recording services to older people and has resulted in increased confidence, emotional intelligence, social connectedness and reduction in negative stereotypes of older Australians. The program was delivered in Golden Plains Shire, Jewish Care Victoria and recently won the LGPRO award after being delivered in Nullimbik Shire.

    Contact us to start unlocking the power of belonging

    in your community or workplace

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Privacy Policy 

Humankind Enterprises is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

We have adopted the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au.

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

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This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, social media forms, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.humankind.enterprises, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

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Third Parties
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Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
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Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

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