Relationships

How to Talk to Your Mates About Mental Health

It’s World Mental Health Day! We know that talking about yours can be rough and pretty scary, so we have come up with this quick guide about how to talk to your friends about mental health. Talking to your pals about anything remotely serious can sometimes be a bit of a tall order, especially when

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The Super Quick Guide to Making New Friends At a New School

Starting a new school in September? We got your back. We know starting over somewhere new, whether for exams like GCSEs or A-Levels, or just because you’ve moved away, can be super intimidating. It can be easy to worry that everyone will already know each other, or you simply won’t find your tribe there. That’s

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The Super Quick Guide to Making New Friends at Uni

We know that making friends is hard. You can’t just go up to a kid on the playground and offer to share your KitKat like you could in Primary School. It can be pretty scary to try to make friends as an adult. Now summer is drawing to a pretty rainy conclusion, and it’s time

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Helping a Friend Who’s Isolated Themselves: 7 Tips

Wondering how to help a lonely friend who has isolated themselves? Sometimes, friends can get wrapped up on what’s going on with them and become a bit distant. It can be hard to know if you should even try to help them, let alone how to help them. Plus, when the nights draw in and

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Tips for Your First Relationship After Coming Out

So you’ve done the hard part – you’ve come out! First of all, congratulations for making it this far. You’ve been incredibly brave to do it, and you’re now in a position to go forward living your life in the open and being true to yourself. This is amazing, and you deserve to be happy

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Is My Relationship Healthy? QUIZ

A question we’ve all probably asked ourselves at one time: is my relationship healthy? There are lots of behaviours in relationships that make a relationship less healthy than it should be. Whether that’s jealousy, controlling behaviours, gaslighting or lying – it’s probably never been tougher to determine if those we love treat us the way

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Separation anxiety: What you need to know

It’s summer, and the world is opening up again. But that might mean that this is the first time in a long time that you and your other half head your separate ways for trips, family get-togethers and that long-awaited holiday. If that’s got you feeling anxious that might mean you are suffering from separation

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Why Comparing Your Relationship is Ruining It

Do you ever get that feeling that people are doing better than you at everything? Even when it comes to your relationship? Well this is perfectly normal, to compare yourself, your partner and everything about you both to the world around you. You might feel like this makes you a bad partner, because everything you’ve

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Here’s How I Got Out Of a Toxic Relationship

Our anonymous relationship writer Hayley T writes about her experiences of a toxic relationship, how she got out and where to go from there.  Whilst most of you would probably argue that 2020 was defined by lockdowns and COVID-19, my 2020 was defined by something entirely different. Indeed, whilst COVID-19 might have claimed many relationships,

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What Do I Do If Coming Out Doesn’t Go Well?

You’ve managed to pluck up the courage and found a way to tell your parents the truth. You’ve just come out, and you are gutted as it hasn’t gone well. What do you do now?  Here are 5 tips on how to cope. It’s not your fault Maybe you’ve read lots of coming out stories

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