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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Birmingham calling

For anyone in or local to Birmingham who would like to meet occasionally, support each other, share resources etc.

Started by dannym3
11 months ago
BirminghamWest MidlandsUK


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
9 months ago
United Kingdom

Looking for people in West Midlands

Just looking to chat with fellow sufferers in the local area

Started by sjones
6 months ago
West MidlandsUK

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.

Crawley friends in need

Hey my names Rachel I'm 26 and I've recently moved to Crawley for a new job which was going great until my depression took a turn for the worst and it's doing its best to interfere with every single day. I have been suffering with depression for a while on and off but recently I've noticed changes in myself and my behaviour which worry me and I could really do with talking to people going through the same. Please join :)

Started by rach-anne
4 months ago
Maidenbower PlCrawley RH10 7QHUK

Depression Support Group Bath, UK

Hi My name is Becky and I work for the Depression Alliance in Bath. My role is to set up groups for anybody in the area suffering with depression, who feels they would benefit from being with people who understand what it is like to have the condition. The groups will focus on being together and doing something enjoyable, such as a walk followed by a coffee, a meal out, a book group or gardening! This list is by know means exhaustive and I am very open to other ideas. Please contact me to express an interest at the following e mail address: or by phone on 07495579251. Please also look at the Meet Ups section on the Friends in Needs website for forthcoming events. I look forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Becky.

Started by beckyh
1 year ago
Bath and North East SomersetUK

Leeds Talk Group

Talking can make a world of difference. Helping one another to live their life to its best. Everyone is welcome. Active meet ups are welcomed too.

Started by nathy
6 days ago
Headingley, LeedsUK

Climbing Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds

I love rock climbing (mainly indoors now) and find it really de-stressing. Wondered whether there was anyone else on here who enjoys climbing or is interested in giving it a go?

Started by helen42
1 year ago

Is Anybody Here From Leeds? In or Around?

It would be good to see how many people are local to Leeds here, maybe we could start a chat and see where things go? If it's successful perhaps we could start to arrange occasional meet-ups in the area.

South Lakes and Lancaster

As I couldn't find a group in the South Lakes/Lancaster area I thought I'd have a go at starting one. Anyone interested can make suggestions about what theme we go for... Maybe self help in the future...

Started by scout
1 year ago

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