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Friendships

Good friends can boost our mental health. They are someone to laugh with, sit with at school or college and make memories with.

However, sometimes friendships are challenging. Whilst making friends can be hard, making good friends and feeling happy in a friendship group can be hard too.  

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Did you know?

  • Having friends is good for your mental health and overall wellbeing 
  • Trust and respect are two of the most important parts to a good friendship 
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