Connecting with others is really important to people’s mental health and well-being.

Having friend troubles or struggling to make friends, find help here:

National Services

Meic – The national helpline for children and young people (0-25 years old) in Wales – text (84001), freephone (080880 23456), instant message or email for info, advice or advocacy.

The Mix: Friendship – All sorts of expert advice, true stories, Q&A’s and discussion about friendship issues.

The Student Room – Search: Friends – The largest student community in the world where you can discuss anything. Hundreds of discussions on friendships.

SupportLine: Problems – Relationships / Family – This should take you tosome services/organisations for relationships, including friends/family resources to get started.

Relate: Children and Young People’s Counselling – “If you’re having problems in a friendship or feel like you need someone to talk to, we can help. Try a free Live Chat session with a trained Relate Counsellor. Or talk to us about your concerns or questions on 0300 100 1234.”

ChildLine – 24-hour free counselling helpline for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.

Samaritans – A free 24-hour helpline for anyone who needs emotional support.

Useful Apps

Social media apps are a great way to meet and stay in touch with friends. If you use social media, make sure that you stay internet safe. Find out about online safety here.

Blogs and Guides

Bullying – TheSprout

How to Make New Friends (and Keep the Old) as a Young Adult – Greatist

Making Good Friends – Help Guide

Dealing with Loneliness and Shyness – Help Guide

Bad Friends – The Mix

I Owe Money To My Friends – The Mix

Arguments With Friends – The Mix

Arguing & Conflict – Relate

Falling For Your Housemate – The Mix

How do I get over my best friend rejecting me? – The Mix

Friends With Benefits – The Mix


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