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Moving to a new place while looking to make new connections can often feel overwhelming and lonely at times. Not only may you be experiencing nostalgia and missing friends that were close by, there can be anxiety in having to start “from scratch.” It’s important to remember the importance that connection plays in helping us through challenging times, and have patience in knowing you’ll eventually feel settled. 

Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to help you better understand the issue of social isolation when relocating to a new place. If you have suggestions on other content that you think others would benefit from, please feel free to reach out to us at

Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness when relocating

  • City living can be remarkably hard at times (link)
  • Why you might be miserable after a move (link)

Helpful suggestions

  • Find a hobby that will not only teach you a new skill but also introduce you to new friends (link)
  • Ask a friend to connect you with people they may know (link)
  • Consider joining a local gym (link)
  • Do the things that made you happy in your old place (link)