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?
This is about depression and anxiety, worry and feelings of guilt. Sometimes this world can be a lonely place, and the felling that no one cares or understands how you fell. Felling Lost, Confused and Indecisive can make you fell what's the point of being here trapped. Also I have discovered that an issue I have since a young age still here and I'm aware of it now, it makes more sense. It's called - Body Dysmorphic Disorder - http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/body-dysmorphia/Pages/Introduction.aspx An eg: ocd/obsession + anorexia it can be similar to body dysmorphic disorder.
It's all about meeting up and talking about our experiences and discussing ideas about different things we can all do to get out of the house or for people that don't want to meet up it can just be a online chat.
I know there are few members from Sheffield here and i wondered if anyone wanted to meet up.
Hi! I am new here and I realize there are no active groups in the area of Sheffield. I though it would be nice to have one. Feel free to chat about anything
I noticed there isn't any groups on here for Carlisle and surrounding areas and thought I would start this up and see if we can get a bit of a group going. My names Daniel and I live in Carlisle so please feel free to say hi. :) I want everyone to be able to be free and open about how they feel and don't want anyone to feel like their being judged as we are all in the same boat. Enjoy
Hi everyone, Most of the west midland depression grousp are fairly dormant now, will try to keep as active on this as possible so we can potentially get a meetup together and try to beat this.
Hi I have just moved home and feel so lonely. I feel like everyone where I live resents me being here and yet I have done nothing wrong. Just trying to settle with my daughter but there is a real atmosphere and I feel like I have made a huge mistake. I lost my mother 2 years ago and have had a tough life and yet I'm the kindest person you could meet. Why do I struggle to be happy?
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 it is 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 occasionally a volunteer working on behalf of FiN Croydon. The main offline project is at the current time only open to those who have been referred by a therapist at Croydon IAPT. This group, however, is open to anyone and everyone who would like to meet up with others in the Borough. 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. If you aren't able to access the Croydon FIN offline project at the moment as you haven't been in communication with Croydon IAPT please do use this group to make contact with others in the area who are in a similar position! You may wish to investigate accessing the Social Networking Service at Mind in Croydon services as well. Copy and paste this link into your browser: www.mindincroydon.org.uk/social-networking.asp
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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:
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