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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What's going on near you?


Make Friends, Make a Future

Come and make friends and start making a future with new people!

Started by atmospherebear
1 year ago
No Man's LandLooeCornwall PL13 1QPUK

Feeling alone and down

For anyone who what's to chat about your feelings

Started by benhall1
3 years ago

Lonely ladies.

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.

Started by manga_lover
3 months ago

Let's walk, talk or have coffee (Manchester)

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.

Started by sutty5
1 year 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
1 year ago
LeedsWest YorkshireUK


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
2 years ago
United Kingdom


Private chat

Started by annie4791
15 hours ago
LeedsWest YorkshireUK

Making Friends From The Wirral

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

Friends in Need Croydon

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 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.

Surrey survivors

everybody welcome :)

Started by europious
1 year ago

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