We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem get the support they need and the respect they deserve

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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Need to chat

Just want to connect with other people who are feeling like me so I don't feel so damn lonely all the time. Maybe arrange meet ups because there doesn't seem to be much in the area

Started by peanut16
8 months ago

Fortnightly Coffee and Chat Group

Do you like coffee? Chatting? This group is aimed at women 20's and 30's who are lonely and wanting to form a supportive network of other women and just get out of the house.

Mental health + friendship + gaming!

Hey, I'm Laila, and I'm a proud PC gamer and a very eager board/card gamer. I have depression and anxiety followed by that intense weekly panic attack so this group is for those who are on the "same boat" as yours truly that happen to be interested in gaming and possible meet ups for some board/card game action.

South Coast friendship

This is a group for people living on the south coast. A laid back group to chat and make friends

Started by purity
1 year ago
WorthingWest SussexUK

Alone and lost

If your feeling alone and need to talk to someone or a group of people at once

Started by liwlyfaa
1 month ago


Helping people get through tough times :)

Started by nick2525
3 days 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
3 months ago

People in Bedfordshire

A group for people in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas to chat and make friends

Started by voodooqueen86
5 months ago
Bedfordshire, UK

Let's explore London!

Hi i'm Lukas! I'm from coulsdon which is greater london (Not far off Croydon which may be more of a known area?) and i like travelling. I spend a lot of my free time going up to London and exploring all it has to offer. I like to walk around new areas, go to the parks, museums, see the sights, attractions etc. If anyone would be interested in meeting up wether one on one or as a small group to do some day activitivies then please let me know! I am more prone to starting earlier rather then afternoon but i'm flexible. We can arrange all the details when we have enough people :)

Lonely weekends

A group for anyone else who may feel lonely, especially on the weekends

Started by thelostboy
3 months ago

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