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.


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.

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Anyone in the Northamptonshire area

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.

Started by mammablue
2 years ago

Lonely weekends

A group for anyone else who may feel lonely, especially on the weekends

Started by thelostboy
1 year ago

Hastings Meetup?

Looking to meet new people in hastings, age doesn't really matter but i'm 21. Get in touch !

Started by finnz0n3
11 months ago
HastingsEast SussexUK

Sheffield support group

Hi! I am new here and I realize there are no active groups in the area of Sheffield. I though it would be nice to have one. Feel free to chat about anything

Started by mawmi
4 months ago
SheffieldSouth YorkshireUK

Free Hand Sheffield

Free Hand Creative Sessions are a space to be creative, for people living with depression and anxiety. We aim to provide peer support through creative activity. Free Hand holds regular creative sessions at CADS & has pop ups at different events around Sheffield. Each week we set a different task, technique or theme to the session, all materials are supplied, attendees will be given guidance but the structure is very informal and casual. Attendees are free to work on personal projects in the space as well, sometimes it can be a bit like the gym, it can be easier to work when you have a dedicated time and space. Plus, if you let us know before hand we may have some materials to help! Sessions are designed so anyone of any skill level can take part, so don’t worry about how ‘arty’ you are come and experiment with us! Whether you are stressed out, run down, depressed, anxious or live with any related mental health disorder we hope our positive and supportive atmosphere will encourage personal and artistic growth.


A group for making new freinds

Hi guys I really am intrested in making some new freinds as Iv spent a lot of my years without any true ones I find it very isolating and depressing to not have anyone to do stuff with if anyone else can relate please feel free to share your storey il be glad to chat with the like minded

Anyone from Kent?

Hi this is a group to find friends in Kent UK.

Started by jamie3575
6 months ago

LGBT + friends

Hello to everybody, I hope that you coping well ,) I have been thinking to organise a monthly meet up for LGBT Friends in need people. My idea is to create an active community/group that provides, activities as such: sports, travels, theatre trips or simply coffee meet ups. I wouldn't want to exclude anybody, so everybody is welcome to join but the idea is to be LGBT friendly. This is a test group in order to see how many people would be interested. If people show interest to start with, we would meet in central London to have a chat and discuss what we could do. We could use the brain storming technique that is so fun and productive at the same time. I have lots of ideas to get out of this depressing mood that makes our lives unhappy. I know the answer, and it is Community ! Happy to hear from you guys ! Have a nice week. Carlos So, let's see if I can encourage you guys and we do something.

Started by cid
7 months ago

Looking to make some new friends.

Im looking to make some new friends to talk to. Doesn't have to have the same interests as me but must be caring and friendly. ☺

Started by fastdaps
10 months ago
Wales, UK

Let's shed pounds together

My group is for people who have gained a lot of weight through depression and would like group support and possibly meet someone in the group whose local and can work out together.

Started by just_sophie
2 years ago

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