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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The Theatre and Film Lovers Group

This is a group designed for people who have a passion for theatre, opera and film. I like to have a different show, opera or film we could see as a group each month. This could include trips to local cinemas or theatres as well as central London. Smart appearance appreciated. 


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

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.


Rotherham South Yorkshire

Hey people, i created this group just to see if there are any local people wanting to talk, but obviously feel free to talk if your not from around here :)

Started by andyuk86
9 months ago
RotherhamSouth YorkshireUK

possible meet up

anybody on here from Haywards heath/Burgess hill and surrounding areas .Thinking about doing a meet up if anybody would be interested. not sure when or what we can do

Started by daley23
5 months ago
West SussexUK

Belfast. Depression is a #### :(

A chat with Anyone who is willin to listen would be much appreciated. Ive been dealin with depression on my own for more than two years now and it's really startin to wear me thin :(

Started by jenna012
2 months ago

East Midlands friends

Hi, I didn't come across the site for a group representing the East Midlands, so here we are. Everyone is welcome regardless where your from were a friendly bunch from Notts. So let's chat about ups and downs, lows and high, the darkness and the light.

Nottinghamshire support for all

Hi, welcome to nottinghamshires support for all. We aim to get people together and talking socialising days out whatever we can do we will do, everyone needs support some more than others, don't feel that everything's gone just join us and support each other.

Started by adm696
1 month ago

Movie Club

I have started this group for people that want to watch films but don't want to be on their own. I happy to watch any film and have a chat while we watch I don't expect to meet up, you can watch the same film as me in the comfort of your own home. The more the merrier, I am happy to accept requests or votes. If it works out maybe it could develop into meet ups but there is no pressure.

Shoulder to cry on

I know one of the hardest things about having any problems is trying to vent and let all the emotions out. I know this as I am suffering with this problem. I want people to know that I'm here to listen to any problems and happy to try and help :)

Started by rew91
2 years ago

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