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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People in Leicestershire

Started by lauradeem2705
1 year ago

Social Evening?

I'd like to try and organise a regular group dinner for all and anyone in the Cambridgeshire area...an opportunity to meet new people and make genuine friends....life's to short to live online!

Started by wolverine9
1 year ago

I'm looking for people in Cambridgeshire

Hi there I'm looking for people in Cambridgeshire to chat with meet with have a coffee chat.i surpose just get out off the house and do something with a new friend that understands

Started by daniel1305
1 year ago
SohamElyCambridgeshire CB7 5TZUK

Anyone in Bristol?

I thought it would be a good idea to make a group for anyone who’s suffering in Bristol. Would be nice to chat and maybe later on meet-up if people feel comfortable with that. Interested in supporting one another and in general connecting with people more often.

Started by sarahlou29
2 years ago
BristolCity of BristolUK


This group is to help those who would just like to have a normal conversation without being judged.

Started by hannahrkenny
5 months ago

Hampshire Support

I would like to dedicate this group to finding like-minded people in the local area. I think many of you will agree that your struggles are less daunting if you have someone who understands you. About me: I have recently moved to the area and found that my PTSD and Anxiety symptoms are slowly returning but I do not have much support here. Although my partner does his best, he really doesn't understand it. About the group: My aim is to just get local people in touch with one another, maybe find some common ground. I would like to be able to set up meet ups eventually but hey, one step at a time! I hope that others will find some comfort here.

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
6 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

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