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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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Just Chat

Hi - this group is for people to chat about anything they want. It doesn't have to be depression, the more happy topics the better!

Started by kat1983
1 year ago

Anyone from Manchester?

Hi I am new here and i thought I would give this a go to meet new people that have depression that me

Started by dougie1996
3 months ago
StretfordManchester M32 0TXUK

Depression Support in Manchester

Anyone local out there with depression who wants to talk? I find simply chatting helps and knowing that I'm not alone in my suffering.

Started by mrsclown
1 year ago

Derbyshire Friends

For anyone who lives in Derbyshire and are looking for someone who lives close for talk, walk, meet, activities and anything else we can help each other in this time.

Started by bayzee
3 years ago

Southampton support

Support for anyone in southampton and local area. Would love the chance to make friends with people local who have similar difficulties

Started by kaybb92
1 year ago

Havant Friends and surrounding areas

I am looking for friends in and around Havant. I do not have any friends in Havant really and very few anywhere else. I have fibromyalgia so i am not very active and fatigue which restricts how often i can go out. I also have social anxiety which is probably why i havent made any friends. My sister says that i often come across as rude, which i completely do not mean to and i think this is why i do not have friends so i need friends who understand that about me

Started by lizzibee
5 months ago

Lonely weekends

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

Started by thelostboy
3 months ago

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.


secret wedding !

a and L secret wedding ,in need of 2 witnesses and people to assist the ceremony that will be 15 min max and pretend you are our friends on the photos and throw confetti at the end :) no after party sorry Can you help?

Started by luciairene3
4 days ago
London N1 2UDUK

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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