These moving poems are a reminder that on Valentine’s Day, it’s OK to celebrate a broader definition of love.
Heartstopper is a celebration of ‘queer joy’ that uses the imaginative intimacy of graphic novels to invite the reader into its tight-knit world.
New research looking at data from 200,000 children in Wales has found a substantial increase in mental health issues.
Children’s friendships are a vital part of their learning and development.
Autistic people are not only more likely to feel lonely but are also more likely to experience it more acutely than non-autistic people according to new research.
Psychology researchers have focused on the idea that people form friendships with those who are similar, familiar and nearby. But how do individual people pick those who will become their friends?
Youth hostels can play a key role in blurring class lines and connecting travellers to both each other and the places they visit.
Parents often have nothing left in the tank to give after a day of parenting. So friends without kids can feel neglected without fully understanding it is not about them.
New research shows kangaroos may form long-term friendships.
The support of friends and family can be crucial for domestic abuse victims.
While a friends with benefits arrangement has its risks, research has shown it can empower young people to express their sexuality.
For young men who struggle with mental health or lack connections in real life, chat and community features of online games can be a source of support.
Alva Gotby’s book encourages women to refuse the labour of care – and even suggests abolishing the nuclear family.
For any kind of human relationship to work, it must have great friendship at its core.
Too few friends or too many friends can hamper children’s learning and cognition.
Being friendly at work can increase your happiness, productivity and help you make better use of your time. On the other hand, being unfriendly can make work less enjoyable and engaging.
Early life environments and adult social bonds both have strong effects on survival.
A scholar of ancient Greek philosophy writes about Aristotle’s timeless advice on how to nurture and keep friendships.
People who are lonely lead sicker and shorter lives. Just like the guidelines for food and exercise, public health guidelines for social connection can help us all live happier and healthier lives.
There’s a common perception that friendships among young men are superficial – but this isn’t necessarily true.