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 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
9 months ago

York support group

Users who live in York area. Perhaps to meet informally to start off with, hopefully with the long term aim of getting a DA self help group up and running in York.

Started by mrandyc
3 years ago


Hello, I am new to this site and also new to the Manchester area. I want to meet some new people as all my friends are back in Bristol ...... I enjoy fitness and love the gym . I love all types of music and keen to meet new people :)

Started by kinglinz1
9 months ago

Let's explore London!

Hi i'm Lukas! I'm from coulsdon which is greater london (Not far off Croydon which may be more of a known area?) and i like travelling. I spend a lot of my free time going up to London and exploring all it has to offer. I like to walk around new areas, go to the parks, museums, see the sights, attractions etc. If anyone would be interested in meeting up wether one on one or as a small group to do some day activitivies then please let me know! I am more prone to starting earlier rather then afternoon but i'm flexible. We can arrange all the details when we have enough people :)


One Day at a Time - Let's meet!

Depression -Nobody really 'gets it' like we do! Been there and done that? Still there but up for the fight? Or perhaps, blindly panicking and looking for any solution? There are enough of us about all in 'different places' on the dark map of depression. Let's talk, meet and drink too much coffee!

Started by onedayatatime
2 years ago
BromleyGreater LondonUK

Females seeking female friends

Hello ladies. I would love to find somesome new female friends to build friendships with. I'm based in Essex. We could arrange girly social days/events

Started by happy1992
1 year ago
England, UK

Essex and London Friendship Group

A group for people who are depressed, shy, suffer severe Anxiety and feel socially awkward. The goal is for people to blossom and form long term friendships and confidence. The group would be to chat and hopefully work towards weekly or monthly meet ups. Anyone can join from anywhere in uk, Dont let the location put you off.

Started by jafo
11 months ago
Witham, EssexUK

Manchester Mates

A place to discuss how depression has effected you, without the fear of judgement. A place where people can tell their story, A place to find peace and friendships.

Started by cj123
3 years ago

Lancashire friends

Make friends in Lancashire and around.Meetups, travelling, chat, activities and hobbies.

Christians with mental health issues

Being a Christian is not nessesary for this group but there are a lot of us that have been labeled with various mental health issues who want to feel as if there's more to life.we aren't the world's problems some of us are more intelligent,artistic,spiritual, and much more than we think we are.I want us to talk to help each other discover our talent

Started by second-chance
10 months ago

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