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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Surrey & East Sussex Group

A group for people with or without mental health problems and disabilities to chat, connect, support each other and even meet up.

Started by th1s-1s-m3
5 months ago

Friendship in and around Wolverhampton

Hello :-) I've signed up to this website with the hope of getting to know people who live near to me who I can become friends with in person. If anyone in or close to Wolverhampton comes across this post, please say hi! :-) I've had a fair bit of difficulty with isolation, anxieties, lacking confidence and drive in the real-life world(!)

WAM Social and Wellbeing group

This group in no longer monitored. All info on Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead groups can be found under the group - Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead social groups.

Started by debris1945
5 years ago
Windsor and MaidenheadUK

Single dad Friends

Hi im looking to meet people amd make new friends.

Started by scientist
2 months ago

Always Here For Support

Whenever you need someone to speak to even when its just to say hello or you are at a point where you feel unable to cope. There will always be someone here to help.

Started by lady_shortacus
3 years ago

need a chat?

I sometimes feel that there are people around me who do not fully understand my depression. As much as they try to be helpful I struggle to communicate how I feel. Is there anyone else who feels this and would like to share and chat?

Started by puzzlefan
3 years ago
Exeter St DavidsUnited Kingdom


Hello I’m Kem. I’ve created this group for artsy/indie/alternative/creative people and anyone else who is interested to come together and discuss film, books, music and art. I want this to be an open and friendly group for us to be expressive. It’s also for people feeling lonely and in need of friends and a creative space. In the future, when the group is more established, I hope to have meet ups to art galleries, museums, parks, cafes, film festivals and other creative places. If you’re interested please join. Love and peace x


Opt-in Depression Support Group

This peer support group is for people affected by depression. Members meet to share experiences and ways of coping. We have guest speakers and take part in 'uplifting' activities on a regular basis. All welcome.

Started by [Disabled]
5 years 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

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