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.


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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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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.

Looking for a Gymn Buddy in West Midlands

I have anxiety and so I constantly worry about what people think about me and this has really tested my friendships and relationships. I often do not reply to friends txts and phonecalls because it always leads to an invite to meet up and I am tired of making the same excuses or dropping out at the last minuite. over time I have realised that I need to stop caring about being judged or what people think and would like to meet other people in the same boat as me who would like to overcome this cycle. I was quite into fitness before my anxiety started and would like to go back to it as I know that activity really helps this condition. And I would also like to support somebody else like me who wants to get into activities and fitness:)

Started by rayjay
2 months ago
West MidlandsUK

Anyone from Leicester?

Anyone welcome to join, from Leicester or nearby :)


Coffee or drink in Leicestershire

I'm struggling at the moment with my depression. Constantly feeling low and alone. I've gone through a lot in the past 2 months with family and being forced out of home to live somewhere on my own that I can't really afford aswell as all the other stresses of bills etc. It would be nice to get out and talk to people who have the same low, alone feeling that I do.

Started by _bethg
2 months ago


People in Leicestershire

Started by lauradeem2705
2 years ago

Support in Leicester

A group for people in Leicester/Leicestershire so we can meet up, have a coffee and support each other. Everyone welcome

Started by dunk93
3 years ago

Leicestershire friendly and supportive chat

Hi, im Kirsty and have struggled on here to find people from my area. I have bipolar, ADHD and servere anxiety. Ive suffered with depression for over 8 years now. This group is for anyone who wants to chat about anything at all, big or small.



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.

Started by jayy
11 months ago
United Kingdom


People who suffer with Depression of all kinds who want to talk with others who can relate and arrange nice meet ups and have lovely chats.Who have suffered in Silence like myself due to the stigma depression sadly gets!

Started by isabellaemmalouisegc
3 years ago

I need help

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

Started by klc97
3 days ago
LeedsWest YorkshireUK

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