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?
Any ladies who feel lonely, depressed or fed up. Lets all be in this together. It'd be great if we could all meet in the future aswell.
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.
This group is aimed at me I'm struggling a lot at the minute and could just do with a few people to talk to and help me out
Do you suffer with Depression, Anxiety, Lonlyness, Sadness, Shyness? If so then I would love to meet you. Join the group and tell us about youself and your problem or just about how your day has been, how you feel. I will give my own story in the group and explain how I hope to use the group to help others like me. We also have a group on facebook that you can link to - Snailmailfriend (Depression, Anxiety, Lonlyness, Sadness, Shyness) - I look forward to meeting you all and becoming friends with you.
Hi, this group is for people from the Wirral that would like to meet up and get to know people around their local area. I am from West Kirby and suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder. I would like to make friends as I don't have any and would like to enjoy life :) xx
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 we are 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, in some cases a volunteer working on behalf of FiN Croydon. There are additional activities to those posted up here - if you want to find out more drop a line to email@example.com and Sarah can arrange to meet you for a coffee. 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. You also have access to information about other support services in the Borough, including those offered by Mind in Croydon.
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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:
- Maintain recovery
- Meet new people
- Challenge yourself
- Share your experiences
- Make a difference