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

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feeling alone and depressed

To anyone who goes through the same thing

Started by woodward1994
1 year ago

LGBT + friends

Hello to everybody, I hope that you coping well ,) I have been thinking to organise a monthly meet up for LGBT Friends in need people. My idea is to create an active community/group that provides, activities as such: sports, travels, theatre trips or simply coffee meet ups. I wouldn't want to exclude anybody, so everybody is welcome to join but the idea is to be LGBT friendly. This is a test group in order to see how many people would be interested. If people show interest to start with, we would meet in central London to have a chat and discuss what we could do. We could use the brain storming technique that is so fun and productive at the same time. I have lots of ideas to get out of this depressing mood that makes our lives unhappy. I know the answer, and it is Community ! Happy to hear from you guys ! Have a nice week. Carlos So, let's see if I can encourage you guys and we do something.

Started by cid
11 months ago

Someone to talk with

Hello, I'm new to all this, and extremely nervous I have not spoken to anyone in my life about how I am feeling and could really use someone to talk to. None of them know how I am feeling and the thought of telling them is petrifying. I don't know what else to do. x

Started by fife
2 years ago
Canvey IslandEssexUK

Oxford friends and support.

Hi everyone. It appears as though although a few groups exist for meeting up in Oxford, the activity is minimal and nobody seems to be actively organising anything at the moment. I have anxiety and depression and can often find this to be very isolating - I have outlets online and support networks on forums, but would like to experience this face to face with like minded individuals. I wanted to create this group with the intention of starting a conversation with mental health difficulties or concerned friends/family members who would like to come together in person and get to know each other in a relaxed environment, such as a coffee shop.

Friendly meet ups in Essex

Once we get a few people in we can arrange to meet up for coffee or food to get support and make friends :-) Anyone from outside of Essex can join too of course, we just need SOME meet ups in this area :-)

Started by rosie21
2 years ago

Feeling alone and down

For anyone who what's to chat about your feelings

Started by benhall1
3 years ago

Friends in Chelmsford and surrounding area

Hi. I have recently joined and was wondering if there are any fellow members from around Chelmsford. I was thinking of seeing if we could start a group and perhaps arrange meet up to go bowling or the cinema, or just meeting for a chat and a drink, or anything else people like to do. Not really sure what else to say, but I hope I hear from you soon. Hope everyone is feeling good today. David :-)

Started by essexblue
3 years ago

Meet up make new friends like you

You can talk to people like you so you know your not alone or make friends to meet up up with if alone

Started by kyliemiller123
4 years ago

West Sussex group

Hi anyone in this group want to chat and maybe meet up down the road? I'm near Brighton and love being by the coast. I can lie in bed and listen to the seagulls.

Started by sussexjanet
1 month ago
West SussexUK

Friendship group near romford

Looking for people in the romford area to socialize with.

Started by marlonjj
8 months ago
RomfordGreater LondonUK

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