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How to stay socially connected

Published: 10th December 2020

Staying socially connected is important for good health and wellbeing, especially in times of adversity and change.


The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging time, and travel restrictions can make people feel isolated and lonely. Luckily, technology and social media means there are some great ways to stay connected with friends and family virtually.

Ideas for keeping socially connected during COVID-19

Check out our list below for ways to stay connected with friends and family virtually. 

Please note Murdoch does not have an affiliation with any of the services or companies mentioned below, and this is only a snapshot of the great services that are available.

We’d love to hear how you are staying connected at this time, so if you have anything you would like us to add to the list, please email

Don’t forget, the Murdoch University Counselling Service is open during the semester break. Please visit our website to make an appointment if you need extra support during this time.

Video call a friend:

Message friends:

Hang out with a group of friends:

Watch movies together:

Dance party together:

Play games together: