Connecting with others is beneficial for our wellbeing. Building stronger, broader social connections in your life can increase your feelings of happiness, self-worth and helps promote positive mental-wealth for everyone involved.
Visit the Mix’s relationship support page, full of articles ranging from increasing your self-confidence to managing a breakup.
Here are some to look at:
How to build trust in a relationship
How to stay safe in an online relationship
Is anxiety affecting your relationship?
Moving in together
Talking to your partner about your mental health
Clickrelationships offer further relationship advice.
Join the Barnsley College Book Club, we have created this online community as a place for staff and students to come together to share and discuss their favourite books. Unlike your average book club, we won’t be dictating what you read. So grab a book, have a read and tell us what you think!
Chilypep host wellbeing on tour, a weekly group for learners that is a safe place to talk, undertake different wellbeing activities each week and work on different projects around mental wellbeing.
The Mental Health Ambassadors programme is available for students wanting to support, or access support for their peers.
Find out how our Job Shop can support you in finding a career. Finding a job will allow you to meet many different people and build relationships with colleagues.
What is the Job Shop?
National Careers Service
Define me – employability skills assessment
Enjoy quizzes? Join a live quiz night either on Facebook or YouTube.
Find stories that are from your favourite TV shows, movies, books or games. You can also write you own.
Have a Virtual Film Night with Netflix Party.
Spend some time drawing using these drawing tutorials.
Play a board game.
YouTube and Spotify offer a range of music for you to listen to. When you feel anxious listen to a new band or artist that you have not heard before, or create a calming playlist to help you relax.