Making Friends

Life Goes on After Freshers Week, and Homesickness Is Not a Myth

Ella Robson | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

It's your first week of university, you're meeting new people, familiarising yourself with your new campus, flat, house, bus route and local watering holes. Your first week you're winging it, you're jumping at every opportunity, reading every 'freshers' survival guide and you're moving at rocket speed...

Starting University? Does the Thought of Freshers' Week Scare the Bejesus Out of You? Read On

Sophie Bauer | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Bauer

Freshers' Week is only a week. We all act like this weird suspension of reality will define us and our entire university experience. It doesn't. Everything settles down and everyone starts to settle into themselves come week three, and that's when the magic happens.

The Mummy Movement That Is Beating Loneliness and Isolation

Josie Barron | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Josie Barron

Online support is great, when you are up at 3am knowing that someone else is too makes it better. But does our online world solve isolation and loneliness? No it doesn't. To solve the problem we need a real life support network.

Six Tips on How to Meet and Make New Friends

Helen King | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

I've recently moved to a new area of the UK, far away from my existing network of friends. I realised that I'd never had to do this before, as I'd always been within reach of school or university friends or meeting people through my work.

The Introverts' Guide to Surviving Parties

Roy Sheppard | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

A successful life is down to how adept you are at attracting personal and professional opportunities into your life, and the lives of everyone else you know. Meeting new people face-to-face is the single best way of doing that. It applies equally for purely social events as well as work related parties, drinks receptions etc.

Activist Burnout: Have I Gone Off The Deep End? (Or 'The Unbearable Heaviness of Being')

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cerian Jenkins

Sometimes I worry that I've become nothing more than a human embodiment of a 'worthy cause' telethon. The issues which I feel so passionately about ...

Making Friends as an Emptynester

Helen King | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Suddenly on your own again, with the disappearance of all the family chores, it can be a frightening prospect. All of a sudden you have to accept that your child rearing days are over. You have to adapt to life solely with your partner or on your own, and you have to think about what you are going to do with all that spare time, previously taken up with family activities.

Third Of Grandparents Are Lonely, Age UK Survey Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly a third of grandparents only see their grandchildren once a month - or even less frequently - according to a survey released today. The stud...