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?

Side By Side Peer Support - Plymouth

Sadly the Side by Side project has come to an end. I would like to thank all of you who took part in the evaluation into the benefits of peer support. you have been part of the biggest ever study into its benefits and hopefully it will provide us with some research that will fund more community mental health services in the future. There will no longer be any activity in this group however do keep a look out for things in the Plymouth area and depression peer support will continue under the umbrella of Plymouth Mind.

FIN Team
Started by finteam
2 years ago

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead - Social Groups

- We meet up each day in the Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead area. - We have a monthly timetable showing our activities such as: art, crafts, model making, walking, visiting our Landshare, a reading group, bowling and wellbeing groups. - We meet in the evenings too! Why not try our quiz night, games night, music night or cinema night. - How about a day trip with us? - It's also a place where you can just pop along to meet new people and have a chat and a cuppa!

Cambridge group

A meet up group for those living around Cambridge/East Anglia. We have had our first meet up and hope to have more in the near future. Let me know what types of activities you would like to do and I can see what I can arrange.


Always Here For Support

Whenever you need someone to speak to even when its just to say hello or you are at a point where you feel unable to cope. There will always be someone here to help.

Started by lady_shortacus
2 years ago


This group is for anyone who wants to rant, rave an av a good arl moan, a prob shared is a prob halved so open up an let it all out xxxxxx

Started by [Disabled]
4 years ago

anyone from Merseyside

Just for people from Merseyside to start chtting on here and see how things go then maybe start up some type of meeting

Started by [Disabled]
4 years ago

Make new friends and get out of the house...

I'm lonely and in need of some friends and support. .. would be great to have a group in which we can arrange meet ups and talk over the phone. Any one is welcome


Hertfordshire group

For anyone who lives in Hertfordshire I'd love to meet and support each other

Started by emily
2 years ago

anyone from Kent chat/friendship

Hi I am Sarah and would love to chat and maybe meet people who can understand the daily struggle of anxiety and depression

Started by sarahjane65
1 year ago

Chat? Feelig low

Just lookig for a friend to talk to maybe go get some coffee im feeling low and feel lonely

Started by kim22
3 days ago
RomfordGreater LondonUK

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