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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Geeks & Nerds

I'm female and probably the Geek-ist one around my current social group. I did have one friend but she's gone over to the pink and fluffy side. I'm looking to chat to real fans about all things Geek or Nerdy!! I'm 26 years old and frankly I don't care!! I love Harry Potter, Superheroes, Marvel, Pop Funko's etc. Like them too let me know!! :)

Started by lovelife2017
5 hours ago

Make new friends and get out of the house...

I'm lonely and in need of some friends and support. .. would be great to have a group in which we can arrange meet ups and talk over the phone. Any one is welcome

Peterborough and surrounding areas

A group for people who are in Peterborough and surrounding areas so that they can connect with eachother and occasionally maybe meet up


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
11 months ago

Looking for friends in London

Hi. My name's Charlotte. I'm 26 years old and live in London and have struggled with depression/emetophobia/anxiety/OCD since I was 13 years old. Through my struggle I isolated myself from friends and many of them were scared away at the fact I had a mental health condition. I have since found it very hard to make friends and come across people who have had similar experiences and have similar interests. So this group is for anybody who feels the same and is looking for friends :)


Coffee or drink in Leicestershire

I'm struggling at the moment with my depression. Constantly feeling low and alone. I've gone through a lot in the past 2 months with family and being forced out of home to live somewhere on my own that I can't really afford aswell as all the other stresses of bills etc. It would be nice to get out and talk to people who have the same low, alone feeling that I do.

Started by _bethg
1 week ago

Depression Alliance Islington

Friendly self help group for sufferers to share our experiences of depression, and what has help us, along with other topics related to depression. Similar to other groups like AA but without formal 12 steps or mentoring Please contact for details of venu or call 0844 846 6064

Started by nickh
3 years ago
Islington, London N1UK


Chat for people in Rotherham and South Yorkshire

Started by andyuk86
10 months ago
RotherhamSouth YorkshireUK


Hey guys, I'm new to this and looking to try and find a good network of people in my area who I can meet up with for chats and support :)

Started by emily25
4 weeks ago

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.

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Whether you are affected by depression or you’re supporting someone with depression, our community can help you:

  • Maintain recovery
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  • Share your experiences
  • Make a difference

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