5 clubs to join when you move city
While the physical upheaval involved in moving cities is often perceived as the hardest part of the process, leaving a web of friends and acquaintances behind is the real issue.
In your home city, you can walk down a busy street and see people you know, even if only vaguely. That's all part of feeling like you belong.
When you change cities and Live@Mantra, you don't have to feel like you're new for long. Joining a group will help you to get out there and get that feeling of belonging in your new city.
Here are five great groups to try:
Not only will joining a sports team help you meet a group of people, it will also keep you fit! Indoor netball is always crying out for new players, running and walking groups always have room for more, and social tennis groups will never turn you down for a hit around the courts!
"When you change cities and Live@Mantra, you don't have to feel like you're new for long. Joining a group will help you to get out there and get that feeling of belonging in your new city. "
If you have a passion for books, you're not alone. Have a search online for book groups in your area and you'll be spoiled for choice. These groups often encompass evenings with wine and nibbles spent discussing your favourite characters and that cliffhanger ending - what's not to love?
Many people will move cities for their career. It's likely there are plenty of you in the same situation, so have a hunt (or ask around at work) for any groups that meet regularly to network and socialise. Most industries have something to offer, and it's a great way to impress your new boss with your initiative or simply learn something new.
Pub quiz team
You might have to ask around to find one, but almost everyone knows someone who attends these fun nights. If you can't find an existing team to join, grab some co-workers or neighbours and start one up yourself! They're usually free to enter, offer great prizes and give you a chance to show your stuff.
There are never enough hands to go around when it comes to soup kitchens, Red Cross stores and other charity groups. It won't be hard to find one that will happily take you on board for the occasional volunteering shift. This is a great way to get to know your new city and do something good for your community.