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I have no friends and I don’t feel like going outside. What should I do?


Hi there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. It’s really brave of you to share your feelings, and we want you to know that you are never alone in this. Feeling like you have no friends and not wanting to go outside can be very tough, but there are ways to get through it.
First, it’s important to understand that many people, especially teenagers, feel this way at times. You’re not alone, and it’s ok to feel this way. Sometimes, taking small steps to change your routine can make a big difference.
Start with something simple, like going for a short walk or trying a new hobby that interests you. These small changes can gradually help you feel more comfortable going outside and meeting new people. There are some articles on the Childline website which may be helpful and
It might also help to reach out to someone you trust, like a family member, teacher, or counsellor. Talking about how you feel can be a great relief, and they might offer support or advice that you haven’t considered. 
Remember, the Childline team is here for you to support you and explore your options with you too. 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 Messenger circle!). We’re always here to listen and help you find ways to feel better.
Take care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to reach out whenever you need to talk.

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