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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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

London Ladies

This group is for all those ladies living in London and finding it hard to make friends especially as we get older those friendship ties seem to disappear into thin air. I'm all for keeping friends in my life as I know how important it is to have them in your life.

Cheshire and Staffordshire friends

People to talk to locally and meet up

Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness ...

This is about depression and anxiety, worry and feelings of guilt. Sometimes this world can be a lonely place, and the felling that no one cares or understands how you fell. Felling Lost, Confused and Indecisive can make you fell what's the point of being here trapped. Also I have discovered that an issue I have since a young age still here and I'm aware of it now, it makes more sense. It's called - Body Dysmorphic Disorder - An eg: ocd/obsession + anorexia it can be similar to body dysmorphic disorder.

Started by kelkelinha
2 years ago

@PAWS Cafe : London Lee SE12 and local areas

I would like people to help me to start up a group for those with the experience of depression and anxiety (or other stress related conditions) who live in or around the area of Lee SE12 . The group will be rooted in the 5 ways to mental wellbeing; provide peer support & share ways to sustain good mental health; encourage and inspire each other and to promote and participate in activities that bring depression and mental wellbeing to the awareness of the wider community.

Started by alianco
11 months ago
London SE12UK

Running Club

I have suffered from Depression for a long time, in fact as long as I can remember. it comes and goes. At this point in my life, I am suffering from the worst depression I've had. I find life overwhelming and have lost enjoyment for most things. I have not been able to talk to anyone about my depression so I think this website is great. I do find that running/jogging lifts my mood and lessens my depression just by distracting my mind from negative emotions. However, sometimes there is a lack the energy even of getting out of bed in the morning, especially with the miserable weather these days. Due to this, I would love to start a discussion group around how we can motivate ourselves to exercise and talk about coping with anxiety, depression or anything else. Perhaps even meet up every other week to go for a run together, and perhaps catch a coffee or a drink afterward. All are welcome to join or contact me Look forward to hearing from you

Looking for friends in London

Hi. My name's Charlotte. I'm 26 years old and live in London and have struggled with depression/emetophobia/anxiety/OCD since I was 13 years old. Through my struggle I isolated myself from friends and many of them were scared away at the fact I had a mental health condition. I have since found it very hard to make friends and come across people who have had similar experiences and have similar interests. So this group is for anybody who feels the same and is looking for friends :)

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
2 years ago
Archway RdLondon N6UK

London Support Group

I hope to arrange meet ups within London whereby everyone can come together and discuss our thoughts, fears and emotions without judgement. I hope that in time the group can actively work together to improve there own depression and the people around them in a fun and safe environment!

Started by josier22
3 years ago

Earls Court Self Help Group

We're a small and friendly group that meets once a month in the Earls Court area. We get together to talk, listen and share ideas together about living with depression and anxiety. No judgments and nothing scary, just a welcoming place to come for a cuppa and a chat, where you can be yourself and share support with others who understand. The group meets on the first Monday of the month at at 6:30pm. Please email for more information and the dates and venues of meetings.

FIN Team
Started by finteam
7 months ago
Earls Court, London SW5UK

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