Friends in Need is a way for people affected by depression to meet online and in their local area. It’s free to join and a great way to share support.


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Talking to people who understand how you feel can make a huge difference

Through Friends in Need you can chat online, find others who share your interests and meet up with people near you.

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Surrey & East Sussex Group

A group for people with or without mental health problems and disabilities to chat, connect, support each other and even meet up.

Started by th1s-1s-m3
2 weeks ago

Make New Friends

I'm lonely and looking for some friends that can relate to what i am going through. We can talk about absolutely anything... our problems, hopes for the future, music, politics, animals, work, family etc. This group is about finding people who are on the same wavelength as you

Started by quel
1 year ago

Friends in Derby

Looking for people in Derby to chat or meet up sometime


New friends and wellbeing

This group is made for those who are suffering from depression and want to speak to others dealing with the same, I also want to organize some fun maybe with some tea and coffee meets or even a walk

Started by [Disabled]
4 years ago
BirminghamWest MidlandsUK

Lonely people Birmingham

Hi all I have been lonely all my life and just want to talk to someone.Is there any one who feels the same and wants chat with me?

Started by lonelybro19
3 years ago
BirminghamWest MidlandsUK

Early evening meet up in quiet pub!

Hi. Im trying to organise a Birmingham meet up. Ive been on this site a few weeks now and cant seem to find anything getting people together. Im thinking around 27th-31st July 2015 at about 7:00pm But this can be deceided with people interested in attending. Looking at meeting somewhere in Birmingham to suit those interested for a drink, bite to eat and most of all friendly chat. I dont have friends who know what its like to have depression and all that come with it. I wonder if the reason friends dont stay in touch is because they dont want to or cant understand so thought i wud try to make some more like minded friends. If u fancy making like minded friends in Birmingham who u can be urself around please get in touch and we can try and sort something out ☺

20 30s West Midlands want to make friends

Hi this is a group I've set up to see if anyone wants to talk with me :) I'm 27 and I've moved to a new area. I am feeling isolated and ive recently lost the confidence to make new friends. I am spending a lot of time in the house and would like to have a friend to enjoy spending time with. I do have good friends from the place I moved from but I have been letting down the friends I have cancelling meet ups because I feel down or anxious and I am loosing friends and distancing myself because of it

Birmingham Battles

I want to start this group to help anyone going through any sort of issue. Be it anxiety issues, relationship issues, depression...or something else. All things that can play on our mind and impact our life. I would like an informal setting for our group but I am open to ideas! Please let me know of any safe and appropriate spaces you can think of. In the summer or even spring we could sit talking in parks and even have picnics. For now an indoor venue may be preferable. My idea is to have no set agenda but to give moral support to one another and appropriate space for all to be heard.

Started by barryvp
2 months ago
BirminghamWest MidlandsUK

Birmingham calling

For anyone in or local to Birmingham who would like to meet occasionally, support each other, share resources etc.

Started by dannym3
2 years ago
BirminghamWest MidlandsUK

Birmingham Friendships

Hi Everyone :) I would like to get a support & friendship group up and running for people living in and around the Birmingham area. I'm hoping that through this group I can chat & meet with individuals who are looking to rebuild their social lifes and hopefully meet new friends for life.

Started by [Disabled]
4 years ago
BirminghamWest MidlandsUK

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