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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Lonely students in Norwich

This is a group for students at UEA of all ages that often feel lonely and would like to have meetups with other lonely students from time to time.

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.

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!

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.

Lincolnshire Group

I thought I would make a group for people in Lincolnshire. I have noticed the lack of meet-ups in the Lincolnshire area and I would like to get to know people and perhaps arrange some meet-ups. You don't have to be from the area to join of course! Discussions of all types welcome! I want to create a safe and friendly group.


to meet up for a coffee and a chat

to meet up for coffee and a chat to make new friends that are lonely and feel isolated

Started by rossi
3 weeks ago

Norwich Isolated and Depression

Trying to start a group in Norwich for people who feel isolated with there depression. At present this is for females only. Very informal, just meet up and chat, hopefully make new friends. Looking for women who are and feel the way I feel. Perhaps we can help each other. No actual location at present finding out level of interest first.

Glasgow Weekly Meeting

Hey guys, I'm not sure if such a thing already exists but I was kinda hoping we could maybe arrange a weekly/fortnightly meeting where we go do something or grab a coffee and just talk. Doesn't have to be anything related to why you joined the group but it'll be a safe place where if you want to talk about your struggles, that's totally okay. Kind of like a support group, I guess. I'm not sure but if you would be interested in giving this a go, let me know :)

Anyone from Glasgow?

I've been looking around but I didn't find any group for Glaswegians, so I decided to create one.

Started by matthew
2 years ago
GlasgowGlasgow CityUK

Side By Side Peer support - Northamptonshire

Sadly the Side By Side project has come to an end. I would like to thank everyone who came along and agreed to take part in the evaluation into the benefits of peer support. Hopefully we will have contributed to a fantastic piece of research that will help fund better community mental health services in the future. This group will no longer have any active posts or meet ups however keep a look out as there will still be social support meetups in the Northamptonshire area. For more information please contact

Started by liampywell
1 year ago

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