We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem get the support they need and the respect they deserve

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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need a friend

people who need a friend and help with depression

Started by pamela1996
2 years ago

Newbury and surrounding areas

I have just joined this group as I have recently broke up with my Partner and would like to meet new people. Please message if your interested and any ideas of what we can do in the area :)

Started by markhannah78
3 months ago
NewburyWest BerkshireUK

Chat n meet group Berkshire/South East

Chat here. Chat together. I will organise a space where we can meet up, and maybe run this like a supper club - meet eat n chat. Only rule is we all accept each other, I say that as I have been cared for but never truly accepted with my depression. Anyone from anywhere could come. Lets chat here first then if it looks good we'll meet.

Started by sams247
11 months ago
Berkshire, UK

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
8 months ago

Fortnightly Coffee and Chat Group

Do you like coffee? Chatting? This group is aimed at women 20's and 30's who are lonely and wanting to form a supportive network of other women and just get out of the house.

Mental health + friendship + gaming!

Hey, I'm Laila, and I'm a proud PC gamer and a very eager board/card gamer. I have depression and anxiety followed by that intense weekly panic attack so this group is for those who are on the "same boat" as yours truly that happen to be interested in gaming and possible meet ups for some board/card game action.

South Coast friendship

This is a group for people living on the south coast. A laid back group to chat and make friends

Started by purity
1 year ago
WorthingWest SussexUK

Alone and lost

If your feeling alone and need to talk to someone or a group of people at once

Started by liwlyfaa
1 month ago


Helping people get through tough times :)

Started by nick2525
3 days ago

Friendly meet ups in Essex

Once we get a few people in we can arrange to meet up for coffee or food to get support and make friends :-) Anyone from outside of Essex can join too of course, we just need SOME meet ups in this area :-)

Started by rosie21
3 months ago

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