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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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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.
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
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.
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 :-)
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 :-)
You can talk to people like you so you know your not alone or make friends to meet up up with if alone
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.
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...a place you can be yourself without fear you’re being judged or told how you should act when you’re feeling depressed
I can’t believe I came across this site it’s brilliant...I think it was fate I don’t feel so alone here
I wasn’t sure about this site when I joined up, but I must say I’m really pleased I did, because there appears to be some really lovely, caring people here with loads of time to chat and give you a boost. I find talking online really helpful- especially when you can’t deal with face to face
Whether you are affected by depression or you’re supporting someone with depression, our community can help you:
- Maintain recovery
- Meet new people
- Challenge yourself
- Share your experiences
- Make a difference