Kevin Schembri Orland, writing in JUS News, asks Psychologist Roy Shuttleworth about the issues of loneliness facing university students.
According to Dr. Roy Shuttleworth, a clinical psychologist: “Humans are social creatures. From our birth, we are attached to our mothers. As we grow we move away from our family and create a group of friends. If someone is struggling to make friends then they may attach themselves to animals or a pet.”
“If you’re finding it too hard to go out and meet people talking to a university councilor,” says Dr Shuttleworth. “They are there to help with any emotional problems you may have. Contacting your family and friends back home can also help.”