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Our friendships can be some of the most valuable relationships in our lives.

Having friends

Having good friends can help us make feel happy and safe. Our friendships can be some of the most valuable relationships in our life. It can be good to have friends that you can hang out with, have a laugh with, share a hobby with and talk to if you are worried about something.

It can be hard to make friends

Meeting new people can sometimes make us nervous. Some people might get so nervous that they don’t know what to say. Some of the thoughts which might run through your head can include:

Top tips​

Be friendly

If someone is friendly towards you, try to be friendly in return

Smile

If you can, smile

Ask

Ask the other person about themselves – you might find you have lots in common

Take time

Give yourself time. It can sometimes take a while to build up a friendship

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