Social Networks

There are so many social opportunities in the wider world – where can you start? 

Mavar’s Under 35s Network provides 1 to 1 social mentoring for those feeling isolated or lonely. They also run fortnightly online socials where you can chat openly or anonymously with other Mavar members, and they produce ‘Culture Catch-Up’ newsletters with links to recommended books, films and music.

If you want to find social activities to join, contact Alex 020 8144 5074 and ask for a copy of our GENERAL RESOURCES pack.  For instance, you might want to join an exercise class, check out an art exhibition, volunteer at a food bank, or join a Friday night dinner with other young adults. The choices are endless.

We can link you up with someone from the Under 35s Network if you’d rather not go to an event alone.


Many members want to meet new people.  The ‘Social Signposting’ section of the pack lists:

  • events where you can meet people
  • apps for making new friends
  • websites of interesting social venues in London and Manchester
  • information about volunteering, which is a great way to meet new people whilst giving something back at the same time

Here’s an example of websites in our pack where you can meet new people:

Go Mammoth: Directory of sports teams who take individual joiners https://www.gomammoth.co.uk/

Obby: Directory of craft classes: https://obby.co.uk/

Good Gym: Exercise and volunteering: https://www.goodgym.org/

Meet Up: Meet up groups searchable by area and interest, which has an enormous variety of groups. https://www.meetup.com/