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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Lonely and would love to make new friends

To chat and maybe meet up discuss general life with a little support through life's ups and downs. I have lived in the Eastbourne area for the last 5 years and find it difficult to meet new people and make friends. Would love to make friends in 40 - 50 age group.

Started by christine26
3 years ago
EastbourneEast SussexUK

Opt-in Depression Support Group

This peer support group is for people affected by depression. Members meet to share experiences and ways of coping. We have guest speakers and take part in 'uplifting' activities on a regular basis. All welcome.

Started by [Disabled]
5 years ago


Do you suffer with Depression, Anxiety, Lonlyness, Sadness, Shyness? If so then I would love to meet you. Join the group and tell us about youself and your problem or just about how your day has been, how you feel. I will give my own story in the group and explain how I hope to use the group to help others like me. We also have a group on facebook that you can link to - Snailmailfriend (Depression, Anxiety, Lonlyness, Sadness, Shyness) - I look forward to meeting you all and becoming friends with you.

Started by jayy
3 years ago
United Kingdom

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

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]
5 years ago


Hi, I'm trying to gather people into one group that are in the North West of the UK. I'd really like to try and meet up in the future for day trips but unsure just how many people are up North? Please join this group!!! In need of some good friendship.. Particularly over the summer as I hibernate in the winter and the sunny days go very fast! .. xx Thank you.

Peterborough and surrounding areas

A group for people who are in Peterborough and surrounding areas so that they can connect with eachother and occasionally maybe meet up


A group for making new freinds

Hi guys I really am intrested in making some new freinds as Iv spent a lot of my years without any true ones I find it very isolating and depressing to not have anyone to do stuff with if anyone else can relate please feel free to share your storey il be glad to chat with the like minded

Anybody living in the North East?

Looking to make new friends around the North East of England

Started by vicki1080
1 year ago

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
2 months ago
Great Britain, United Kingdom

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