Why should I join?
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.
What's going on near you?
A group for people based in Liverpool (or anywhere if interested) to talk about anything and everything.
A group for people in London to share thoughts around depression and arrange meet ups in London.
Just people helping people helping people. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to,,,, who understands exactly where you're at, because they've either been there or they're there now, and just want to talk about it. A problem shared is indeed a problem halved. Together, nothing is insurmountable!
Hello. For members who can relate to feeling newly lost, hopeless, perhaps misguided in their lives or sense of direction. Anxiety based symptoms and managing to cope with everyday situations and living.
Hi, I was looking for groups in my local area and could not seem to any, however there seem to be groups for other places. I thought it would be a good idea to start one, so people can make new connections in there local area.
It would be nice to have a group in Nothamptonshire that people living with depression can join and enjoy. A social group where we can get together to have a chat, go for walks, go to the cinema, out for a meal or just have a coffee an chill.
Being active definately releases the happy hormones.... I am not fit or slim, but I do enjoy walking around Abington park...I try to do this about 5 days a week, but just sometimes would be nice to chat...at my best am absolute chatterbox... So even if just one day, come along...and we can reward ourselves with a coffee in the Park Cafe.
What is it ? The Side by Side meet ups are based on mutual support, a chance for you to get out of the house and meet up with people you can relate to. Who is it for? Anyone can come along. Whether you’re having a good or a bad day we’d still love to see you at the meet ups, as long as you feel able to be there for others as well as benefit from their support. Who runs the groups? Our meet ups are arranged and run by those who attend, although a local volunteer, wellbeing navigator or someone from Mind may pop in occasionally to offer some support and information.
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...a place you can be yourself without fear you’re being judged or told how you should act when you’re feeling depressed
I can’t believe I came across this site it’s brilliant...I think it was fate I don’t feel so alone here
I wasn’t sure about this site when I joined up, but I must say I’m really pleased I did, because there appears to be some really lovely, caring people here with loads of time to chat and give you a boost. I find talking online really helpful- especially when you can’t deal with face to face
Whether you are affected by depression or you’re supporting someone with depression, our community can help you:
- Maintain recovery
- Meet new people
- Challenge yourself
- Share your experiences
- Make a difference