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?

The Theatre and Film Lovers Group

This is a group designed for people who have a passion for theatre, opera and film. I like to have a different show, opera or film we could see as a group each month. This could include trips to local cinemas or theatres as well as central London. Smart appearance appreciated. 

Sheffield support group

Hi! I am new here and I realize there are no active groups in the area of Sheffield. I though it would be nice to have one. Feel free to chat about anything

Started by mawmi
9 months ago
SheffieldSouth YorkshireUK

Anyone from Glasgow?

I've been looking around but I didn't find any group for Glaswegians, so I decided to create one.

Started by matthew
3 years ago
GlasgowGlasgow CityUK

Free Hand Sheffield

Free Hand Creative Sessions are a space to be creative, for people living with depression and anxiety. We aim to provide peer support through creative activity. Free Hand holds regular creative sessions at CADS & has pop ups at different events around Sheffield. Each week we set a different task, technique or theme to the session, all materials are supplied, attendees will be given guidance but the structure is very informal and casual. Attendees are free to work on personal projects in the space as well, sometimes it can be a bit like the gym, it can be easier to work when you have a dedicated time and space. Plus, if you let us know before hand we may have some materials to help! Sessions are designed so anyone of any skill level can take part, so don’t worry about how ‘arty’ you are come and experiment with us! Whether you are stressed out, run down, depressed, anxious or live with any related mental health disorder we hope our positive and supportive atmosphere will encourage personal and artistic growth.


Feeling alone and down

For anyone who what's to chat about your feelings

Started by benhall1
3 years ago

Depression support group in Leeds

I have just joined this group and am looking to talk to and meet friends and those suffering with depression in the Leeds area, a safe place to discuss with one an other and be a support to those sharing their experience of depression.

Started by [Disabled]
4 years ago
LeedsWest YorkshireUK

Need to chat

Just want to connect with other people who are feeling like me so I don't feel so damn lonely all the time. Maybe arrange meet ups because there doesn't seem to be much in the area

Started by peanut16
2 years ago

Liverpool conversation group

A group for people based in Liverpool (or anywhere if interested) to talk about anything and everything.

Started by irishfinn
2 years ago

Friends in Derby

Looking for people in Derby to chat or meet up sometime


Northolt and Greenford Self Help Group

We are a Self Help group affiliated to Depression Alliance for the Greenford and Northolt area. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at Greenford Baptist Church. Please contact us for more information, Lil and Liz: mobile for Liz is 07847 617747 mobile for Lil is 07490 806404

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Whether you are affected by depression or you’re supporting someone with depression, our community can help you:

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