Your social network of supportive friends & family
is important for relaxation & help when you need it
Socialise – Connect with People
If you’re not yet working, it can be tempting to stay indoors, particularly if you’re feeling lonely and under pressure to find a job. But it’s very important to interact with people on a regular basis, face to face – not just through social media 😀 Enjoying time with friends is a great stress reliever!
You probably won’t have much money at this stage, so think about things you can do cheaply or for free:
Enjoy a picnic, take a walk, see a film, visit museums, galleries or other places of interest. Watch sport together, play music, cook for friends, start a book group.
Check out deals and fun things to do in your area:
See more Money Saving Tips.
It’s Good to Talk!
Talking through problems can really help, by giving you a different perspective and helping you to find solutions. Get support from people you trust, like family, friends and colleagues.
Seek help from professionals if necessary – sometimes there are benefits from seeing someone who doesn’t know you so well, where you can be totally honest.
See more on our Professional Help page.