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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Wanting to make genuine friends

The group is aimed at meeting like-minded people for friendship. I would like to make friends who understand social anxiety and depression. I am a very supportive and kind person and would like to make friends who could support and be there for me too. I'm in my 20's from London. Near Woodford. I would like to meet people near North and East London as well as maybe Essex and Hertfordshire. We could chat online and meet in real life when we feel comfortable.

Started by angel-k
1 year ago
London E18UK

Stockport/Manchester

Hello, I am new to this site and also new to the Manchester area. I want to meet some new people as all my friends are back in Bristol ...... I enjoy fitness and love the gym . I love all types of music and keen to meet new people :)

Started by kinglinz1
12 months ago
StockportUK
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Let's walk, talk or have coffee (Manchester)

Hi All, I am looking to meet new people, guys or gals who are looking for new friends. I myself lack confidence when meeting new people so we are in the same boat if this is you. If you want to meet someone genuine, need a hug, or someone to talk to, Maybe we can help eachother out. Don't be afraid to message back.

Started by sutty5
5 hours ago
ManchesterUK
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Let's walk, talk or go for a coffee (Bury)

Hi All, I am looking to meet new people, guys or gals who are looking for new friends. I myself lack confidence when meeting new people so we are in the same boat if this is you. If you want to meet someone genuine, need a hug, or someone to talk to, Maybe we can help eachother out. Don't be afraid to message back.

Started by sutty5
4 hours ago
BuryUK

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 :)

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Friends and Support in Barnet

This group is aimed at people in Barnet and the surrounding area who are living with depression. It is based on making friends, doing activities together such as meals out, cinema, coffee, sports etc and providing mutual support. All ages welcome!

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Started by hannah78
3 years ago
BarnetGreater LondonUK

Relaxation techniques

Hi there! I'm Hannah, just wondering what y'all do for relaxation? Any techniques for others to try? Mediatation? Mindfulness? Would like to find a way to escape the normallity of hiding depression in a demanding world!? Hope to hear from you, I reslly need some like minded friends to talk to! H x

Started by hanboyce
10 months ago
ManchesterUK

I love bacon

For all the beautiful humans on here who suffers from depression or are feeling lonely such like myself, feel free to join the group and let's talk about everything and nothing. Making friends and meeting up is mostly welcome:)

Lonely in a Crowd

Am I the only one that feels lonely in a crowd? Those days I find myself surrounded by lots of people, I feel the need to scream out loudly just like Edvard Munch's painting "the scream" I feel empty, lonely inside and no one around me understands that! I feel like disappearing into thin air! running away! but where to go? There is no where I belong and no one I belong with!! Suicide is more tempting than ever, I can't help but think of it as the only solution. I feel confused, lost, misunderstood, used, unwanted and unloved. I feel the need to act and pretend to be accepted, I'm never accepted for who I am. This group is for the precious people out there that feel the same way.

Started by missromanova
1 week ago
LondonUK

Manchester

Hey guys, I'm new to this and looking to try and find a good network of people in my area who I can meet up with for chats and support :)

Started by emily25
1 month ago
ManchesterUK

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