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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What's going on near you?

Looking for people in West Midlands

Just looking to chat with fellow sufferers in the local area

Started by sjones
9 months ago
West MidlandsUK

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


Oxford Meet-ups

Is anyone here from Oxford and would they like to meet up for peer to peer support? Maybe a film evening, a restaurant dinner once a month etc....?

Started by julesjules
3 years ago

Chat n meet group Berkshire/South East

Chat here. Chat together. I will organise a space where we can meet up, and maybe run this like a supper club - meet eat n chat. Only rule is we all accept each other, I say that as I have been cared for but never truly accepted with my depression. Anyone from anywhere could come. Lets chat here first then if it looks good we'll meet.

Started by sams247
1 year ago
Berkshire, UK

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
2 years ago
London E18UK

Oxford Friends

Just trying to start a group for people local to Oxford, would be good to make some good friends and meet up from time to time

Started by emotionalbaa
1 year ago

Mum's & Dad's Support Network

A group for Mum's & Dad's supporting each other through the highs & lows of parenting and family life, whilst managing depression/anxiety/other...

South Lakes and Lancaster

As I couldn't find a group in the South Lakes/Lancaster area I thought I'd have a go at starting one. Anyone interested can make suggestions about what theme we go for... Maybe self help in the future...

Started by scout
2 years ago

friends in worcestershire

looking to chat with and meet people in the Worcestershire area.

Started by onlythoughts
11 months ago

Central London weeknights regular evening out

Hoping some of you might like to meet up in central London for a drink or a meal and make a group of friends that meet up regularly to brighten up the cold dark evenings with neon lights and some fun

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Whether you are affected by depression or you’re supporting someone with depression, our community can help you:

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  • Share your experiences
  • Make a difference

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