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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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Young people in Essex. Roughly 18-25

A group for like minded 18-25 year olds in Essex to chat and give each other support. Will be nice to talk to people of a similar age that are struggling with depression and anxiety.

Started by lotty
5 months ago

Friendly meet ups in Essex

Once we get a few people in we can arrange to meet up for coffee or food to get support and make friends :-) Anyone from outside of Essex can join too of course, we just need SOME meet ups in this area :-)

Started by rosie21
4 months 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

Lonley...needing to make genuine friends

Finding it hard to communicate,feeling isolated and alone, feeling like you don't really have any friends. Want people to join to be themselves, be able to break down barriers talk freely without judgment or criticism, feel like they not alone and many people are in the same situation in this world

Started by beccap
1 year ago
Archway RdLondon N6UK

20 30s West Midlands want to make friends

Hi this is a group I've set up to see if anyone wants to talk with me :) I'm 27 and I've moved to a new area. I am feeling isolated and ive recently lost the confidence to make new friends. I am spending a lot of time in the house and would like to have a friend to enjoy spending time with. I do have good friends from the place I moved from but I have been letting down the friends I have cancelling meet ups because I feel down or anxious and I am loosing friends and distancing myself because of it


beds_herts_activity group

Hi. I am a newbie here and feeling isolated. Would love it if other people in my area would love to meet up and do activities with people who feel the same. Hopefully, together, we can make it better for ourselves. I

Support in Milton Keynes

Anyone else suffering with depression and anxiety and would just like to talk about anything troubling them. Would be great to find other people in the milton keynes area as it can be difficult talking to your friends who don't quite understand what you are going through

Friends in Chelmsford and surrounding area

Hi. I have recently joined and was wondering if there are any fellow members from around Chelmsford. I was thinking of seeing if we could start a group and perhaps arrange meet up to go bowling or the cinema, or just meeting for a chat and a drink, or anything else people like to do. Not really sure what else to say, but I hope I hear from you soon. Hope everyone is feeling good today. David :-)

Started by essexblue
2 years ago

Basildon Essex friends

I'm 24 years old currently suffering with depression and anxiety and am looking to talk and go out with people in similar circumstances as it would be nice to have support. Thanks

Essex area friends

A place for people around Essex to connect, chat, and maybe (eventually) meet up. No need to feel isolated, make new contacts, find like minded folk in your local area.

Started by miss_bee
8 months ago

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