Life Friends

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Do you want to learn and practise how and where you can make meaningful friendships? Or have you just moved to Hamilton and want to know what kinds of activities our city has to offer? Have you left school and your friends moved away from Hamilton?

If you would like to build your confidence approaching people who enjoy the same activities as you, then this course is for you.

Life Friends is a four month course designed to support people to learn what having friendships and meaningful relationships are about, and how to go about building them.

Throughout the programme, participants will expand on their current relationships, social skills and relationship building skills.

A key part of Life Friends focuses on each individual. Participants will identify who they are, and who they want to be.

Life Friends puts emphasis on finding and joining existing clubs or groups that match people’s interests and passions and being part of the community through relationships, valued roles and contribution.

A Life Unlimited programme coordinator facilitates Life Friends and volunteers support the programme.

Eve Ruth is warm and friendly. She’s a good listener and happy to have a chat – all the qualities that make for a good friend. But after managing a long illness, Eve found the friendships she once enjoyed had vanished. Life Friends has set her on the path to making and sustaining new connections. Read our story about Eve Ruth.


Life Friends will run at Fraser High School in 2019.


Life Friends is held fortnightly on a Wednesday from 6pm – 7.30pm (during school terms). The next programme will start on 31 July and run until 4 December.


Visit the Fraser High School website for more information about the programme and to register. You can also contact .