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

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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Online forum

Thinking of starting a forum with sections for chatting about your day . Tv , film ,music hobbies , food , support groups , meet and greets etc . This is what I've come up with so far http://ukfriendsforum.proboards.com Would anyone be interested ? What do you think ?

Started by crystal370
4 months ago
Great Britain, United Kingdom

Liverpool Libs

Informal friendly group. We want to be non-judgemental and let people air their sorrows and their joys. Provides an opportunity for people to arrange local meet- ups if they feel alone or misunderstood . Hopefully we can help each other, reduce stigma (and have some fun!).

Started by modernist
4 years ago

Friends (Birmingham)

This group is for people suffering in (or local to) Birmingham, UK. If you need to be more active or want to meet more people this is for you! Also, if your not having much luck on this site then feel free to join this group to get the ball rolling ~ koe

South West London-SW18 Social Group

Do you suffer from Depression? Anxiety? Loneliness? Do you sit at home every weekend due to lack of Friends,No Friends? Do you want to meet other People to socialise with? Do you want to broaden your Social Circle? Do you want to meet others who suffer with Depression and who understands what you are going through? If your answers are Yes Hello and Welcome to the South West London-SW18 Social Group. This group has been created for people to meet other people to socialise with and for people who genuinely want to broaden their social Circle. Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. Please Remember the following. Try to understand the blackness,Lethargy,Hopelessness and Loneliness others might be going through It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.

Started by missym72
1 year ago
London SW18UK

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
3 years ago

Feeling alone and down

For anyone who what's to chat about your feelings

Started by benhall1
4 years ago

Looking for people in West Midlands

Just looking to chat with fellow sufferers in the local area


New Friends

Hi I'm Kat, I'm 31 and recently divorced and suffer from recurring bouts of depression. I'm looking to meet similar people for friendship and hoping to form a group of like minded people that can meet up in the real world. Hopefully we can all support each other through the difficult times.

Started by kat1983
4 years ago

Essex - For those that need a smile

HI, Just joined and there doesn't seem to be anyone from Essex, thought I would start a group for social events, you know cinema, bowling etc, just somewhere for us people that feel isolated to hang out.

Started by mr_anderson
4 years ago

Need female freinds in Essex

This group is for anyone in and around the Essex area who would be intrested in meeting new people locally

Started by isitascorpiothing
3 years ago

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