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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What's going on near you?


Need to chat

Just want to connect with other people who are feeling like me so I don't feel so damn lonely all the time. Maybe arrange meet ups because there doesn't seem to be much in the area

Started by peanut16
2 years ago

London Cineworld Movie Group

For anyone with an unlimited card or just close to a Cineworld to meet up and see movies.

Started by purplelight
4 months ago

South London friends

For people living anywhere in South London who want to chat or even meet up locally. Just friendly folk.

Started by fluffyclouds
4 weeks ago
London SE19UK

bee happy :) Doncaster

We all go through spells of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. Some people still think that depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong. Depression is a real illness with real symptoms, and it's not a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together". The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people can make a full recovery.

peer to peer support ( doncaster )

hey all im looking for people in or around Doncaster to maybe meet up with or just have somebody in my area to speak to or maybe become friends with .. so if your from doncaster and looking for somebody to connect with im here :) xx

Lonely hoping to make genuine friends

I'm here to talk with anyone who is up for it, via email text or phone call, I am a great listener and very easy going, perhaps we can all help each other by simply reaching out and making good friendships.

Talking Therapy ....

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. During talking therapy, a trained therapist listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems, without judging you. The therapist will give you time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It’s an opportunity to look at your problems in a different way with someone who’ll respect and encourage your opinions and the decisions you make. Usually, you’ll talk one-to-one with the therapist. Sometimes, talking treatments are held in groups or in couples, such as relationship counselling. Although there are many different types of talking therapy, they all have a similar aim: to make you feel better. Some people say that talking therapies don’t make their problems go away, but they find it easier to cope with them and feel happier.

Doncaster and South yorkshire

Hi all this is a group aimed at people who wish to make genuine friends in Doncaster and the South yorkshire area. All though that may be all are welcome to chat and hopefully make some grate new friends throughout the UK.


anyone from Merseyside

Just for people from Merseyside to start chtting on here and see how things go then maybe start up some type of meeting

Started by [Disabled]
4 years ago

Liverpool conversation group

A group for people based in Liverpool (or anywhere if interested) to talk about anything and everything.

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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

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