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.
What's going on near you?
to meet up for coffee and a chat to make new friends that are lonely and feel isolated
Hello I am starting this non judgemental group for anyone who is very down and lonely and suffers severe depression which causes viscous circle that stops them communicating with other people we can chat about how we are feeling ,medication side effects, loneliness,anything really to make us feel better and even meet up if we feel up to it in oldham for a brew and a chat and make new friends .iam marc 43 years old who has suffered depression and been medicated for 15 years with no family or friends and was brought up in the care system and had quite a life but feel i can offer people with depression some hope as im quite experienced in this having this nasty disease myself and been round the block a few times (literally)..if you feel we could help each other pls feel free to make contact its the first step to bettering ourselves and feeling better...thankyou ..marc.
Croydon Friends in Need started in the summer of 2012 and has grown from strength to strength with the support of its members. Begun under the charity Depression Alliance we are now part of Mind in Croydon and we work in partnership with Croydon IAPT (the local NHS team providing talking therapy to those affected by low mood and/or anxiety). We have an event or activity on most weekdays and some evening and weekends as well as the occasional trip into London and beyond. Posts are by Sarah Strong (FiN Croydon Coordinator) or, in some cases a volunteer working on behalf of FiN Croydon. There are additional activities to those posted up here - if you want to find out more drop a line to email@example.com and Sarah can arrange to meet you for a coffee. The idea behind Friends in Need is to provide chances for people who experience anxiety and depression to meet up and support each other. The aim is to try to prevent the isolation and loneliness that often comes with low mood. You also have access to information about other support services in the Borough, including those offered by Mind in Croydon.
Informal friendly group. We want to be non-judgemental and let people air their sorrows and their joys. Provides an opportunity for people to arrange local meet- ups if they feel alone or misunderstood . Hopefully we can help each other, reduce stigma (and have some fun!).
Hello, I'm new to this looking for friends around southampton or anywhere in hampshire. I suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder,Depression and Anxiety. Just feel very alone so would be nice to make some friends.
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 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.
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...a place you can be yourself without fear you’re being judged or told how you should act when you’re feeling depressed
I can’t believe I came across this site it’s brilliant...I think it was fate I don’t feel so alone here
I wasn’t sure about this site when I joined up, but I must say I’m really pleased I did, because there appears to be some really lovely, caring people here with loads of time to chat and give you a boost. I find talking online really helpful- especially when you can’t deal with face to face
Whether you are affected by depression or you’re supporting someone with depression, our community can help you:
- Maintain recovery
- Meet new people
- Challenge yourself
- Share your experiences
- Make a difference