My husband and i are thinking of moving city. What have other mum’s done in this situation to make new friends?

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  • I think once you start putting your child into activities you will start making new friends. Things like swimming or dancing and the like, you’ll meet new people.

  • Making friends with neighbours and joining sporting clubs is a good place to start.

  • Join online Community Groups – not only a good place to meet people who live locally, but a wealth of information for recommendations of places to go and see, local doctors, vet, etc. Join a class to learn a new hobby, or refine an existing one, that way you meet people with the same interests.

  • Joining community groups and perhaps doing some classes your interested in could help. Do some free work at the school canteen, join the parent and teacher committee, it’s at these places you’ll meet new people and make new friends.

  • Mothers group or taking up a sport

  • We moved 12 months ago and started chatting to some people online. We joined a playgroup but the best thing I did was join a large scale bootcamp – I have made some great friends!

  • A mother’s support group will be a good start.

  • Friends can also be made through volunteering/charity groups.

  • My advice is not to get caught up in any cliques, be nice and put yourself out there. What interests do you have, look at community/bss page and put a post up in one of these.

  • There are usually opportunities to meet new friends through work, school and by joining groups for hobbies/interests.

  • We’ve met people through church and mums groups!

  • Join a local Mother’s Group, meet the childcare/kindy/school mums and be proactive about sharing phone numbers and catching up.

  • If you have kids, it’s a lot easier. By going to school and bringing kids to activities, you get to know people. Otherwise following some course could be an idea. They often do something at local libraries or community centres.

  • If you are going to work you will meet people there, otherwise join a playgroup, Mothers group etc, get involved in the community and as you meet new people you will make friends.

  • take a class in something that you like, will bring people to you who have similar interests

  • Join a local group or organization.

  • Friends can come from your work places. If you have kids, you can meet other parents at school events or playgroups. If you play sports, joining local teams will open you up to meeting new people

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