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Best friend absent

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What activities should I try when my bestfriend is absent


Hi there!

Thanks for your question. It’s completely normal to feel a bit lost when your best friend is absent. Your feelings are valid, and it’s great that you’re looking for new activities to keep you engaged. There are plenty of fun and rewarding things you can try on your own or with other friends.


First, consider diving into a new hobby or revisiting an old one. Whether it’s painting, playing a musical instrument, or writing, these activities can be very fulfilling. If you’re into sports, joining a local team or just practicing your favourite sport can be a great way to stay active and meet new people. Additionally, exploring nature through hiking or cycling can be both refreshing and invigorating.


Another idea is to volunteer in your community. Helping others can give you a sense of purpose and connect you with people who share your interests. Look for opportunities at local animal welfare or community centres. Volunteering not only benefits those in need but also enriches your own life with new experiences and friendships.


If you enjoy learning, consider taking an online course or reading about a subject that interests you. Many websites offer free courses on everything from coding to cooking. Alternatively, you can join clubs or groups at school that focus on topics you find exciting. This is a great way to stay intellectually stimulated and make new friends.


Always remember though, that your safety is most important. So discuss your thoughts and wishes with your family before agreeing to take on some volunteering, or going hiking/cycling. And keep yourself safe if joining new platform or groups online too. You can find out about online safety in lots of articles on the Childline website


It’s perfectly okay to miss your friend and feel a bit lonely at times. If you ever feel overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to, you can always call the Childline Team. We are open 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or by Messenger at (just click on the purple chat icon). Our service is non-judgmental and confidential. You are never alone; we are here to support you and explore your options with you.


Best wishes,


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