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Nene and Welland Oddfellows in Market Deeping offers a method for people who need help with socialising

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People who are anxious about going out and meeting new people are being offered a ‘three-minute method’ to to help with socialising.

Nene and Welland Oddfellows, a Market Deeping-based friendship group for people who are widowed, is inviting visitors along to its events for just three minutes.

The idea is based on psychologist Dr Jennifer Wild’s three-minute rule, which encourages people to try something for three minutes - and then stop or leave if they wish.

There are various events for people to take part in
There are various events for people to take part in

Virginia Moran, an organiser of the friendship group, said: “Trying something new can be nerve-racking, especially if it is the first time an individual has really put themselves in a social setting without having their partner by their side.”

“We would obviously love people to stay for the entirety of our events, but we also recognise that people need to move at their own pace.

“So, if someone decides three minutes is enough for that day, that’s totally fine. If they want to stay longer, then that’s great too.”

The craft club previously getting stuck in (57292711)
The craft club previously getting stuck in (57292711)

For more information about the friendship group’s meetings, people can contact Virginia on 07711 883938.

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