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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urgent help

Need urgent help. Trapped in my worst fears with no escape

Started by christoper
9 months ago

stoke on trent friend's

just looking for people in stoke on trent that are looking for friend's?


Support in stoke on Trent

This is for everybody who needs a friend and needs someone to talk to and meet new people??

Started by louise1996x
3 years ago

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead - Social Groups

- We meet up each day in the Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead area. - We have a monthly timetable showing our activities such as: art, crafts, model making, walking, visiting our Landshare, a reading group, bowling and wellbeing groups. - We meet in the evenings too! Why not try our quiz night, games night, music night or cinema night. - How about a day trip with us? - It's also a place where you can just pop along to meet new people and have a chat and a cuppa!

Ruislip and North West London

A group to get local sufferers together to share a coffee, conversation and a wander. A chance to share stories and support each other in recovery.

Hampshire Support

I would like to dedicate this group to finding like-minded people in the local area. I think many of you will agree that your struggles are less daunting if you have someone who understands you. About me: I have recently moved to the area and found that my PTSD and Anxiety symptoms are slowly returning but I do not have much support here. Although my partner does his best, he really doesn't understand it. About the group: My aim is to just get local people in touch with one another, maybe find some common ground. I would like to be able to set up meet ups eventually but hey, one step at a time! I hope that others will find some comfort here.

Burton - Looking for New Friends

A group for people in Burton and the surrounding area who want to make new friends who have things in common and can support each other through their period of depression.

Started by billiow
9 months ago
Burton-on-TrentStaffordshire DE14UK

Side By Side Peer Support - Plymouth

Sadly the Side by Side project has come to an end. I would like to thank all of you who took part in the evaluation into the benefits of peer support. you have been part of the biggest ever study into its benefits and hopefully it will provide us with some research that will fund more community mental health services in the future. There will no longer be any activity in this group however do keep a look out for things in the Plymouth area and depression peer support will continue under the umbrella of Plymouth Mind.

FIN Team
Started by finteam
2 years 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.


Meet New People

This group is about meeting new people. So many of us feel alone at times and it can be scary taking the first steps to start a conversation with a stranger, so here are my first steps and I hope you will join me by coming and saying hello and sharing and talking about what you feel comfortable with.

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