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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Birmingham Friendships

Hi Everyone :) I would like to get a support & friendship group up and running for people living in and around the Birmingham area. I'm hoping that through this group I can chat & meet with individuals who are looking to rebuild their social lifes and hopefully meet new friends for life.

Started by [Disabled]
4 years ago
BirminghamWest MidlandsUK

20 30s West Midlands want to make friends

Hi this is a group I've set up to see if anyone wants to talk with me :) I'm 27 and I've moved to a new area. I am feeling isolated and ive recently lost the confidence to make new friends. I am spending a lot of time in the house and would like to have a friend to enjoy spending time with. I do have good friends from the place I moved from but I have been letting down the friends I have cancelling meet ups because I feel down or anxious and I am loosing friends and distancing myself because of it

Lonely -,-

So I thought that I would create this group for others like me that are lonely and want to talk and make friends etc. To start off let me tell you a bit about myself: I'm Megan, I don't have friends apart from one who is busy most of the time and has moved away. My boyfriend broke up with me recently and he was my only light really. I kinda feel as though I'm just an easy person to leave and eventually everyone will leave me. I try to just accept it and I know this happens to everyone but I am young and it happens all the time already. I like drawing, alternative music/rock/punk rock music, I like poetry & watching films. I watch TV shows like pretty little lairs, orange is the new black, the walking dead, stranger things, bates motel, American horror story, person of interest & others If anyone wants to chat about anything then feel free :)

Started by whatisastiles
2 years ago

Feeling alone and down

For anyone who what's to chat about your feelings

Started by benhall1
3 years ago

Make New Friends

I'm lonely and looking for some friends that can relate to what i am going through. We can talk about absolutely anything... our problems, hopes for the future, music, politics, animals, work, family etc. This group is about finding people who are on the same wavelength as you

Started by quel
1 year ago

Trying to meet new friends

Trying to meet new people to talk to since things have been quite difficult lately and whenever I try to discuss how I'm feeling with friends they think I'm just acting like this for attention or because things are going my way.

Started by emilys01
10 months ago
LeedsWest YorkshireUK

People who need a wider circle of friends

For people who would like to make a wider network of friends in their local area. This is to cover Newport South Wales and surrounding areas. For people to chat, not feel lonely, be able to express how they feel to others who feel the same. To chat online or we could arrange coffee meets etc or any suggestions welcome

Started by shell657
2 years ago

Looking for friends in London

Hi. My name's Charlotte. I'm 26 years old and live in London and have struggled with depression/emetophobia/anxiety/OCD since I was 13 years old. Through my struggle I isolated myself from friends and many of them were scared away at the fact I had a mental health condition. I have since found it very hard to make friends and come across people who have had similar experiences and have similar interests. So this group is for anybody who feels the same and is looking for friends :)


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
3 years ago

Friends in Need Croydon

Croydon Friends in Need started in the summer of 2012 and has grown from strength to strength with the support of its members. Begun under the charity Depression Alliance it is now part of Mind in Croydon and we work in partnership with Croydon IAPT (the local NHS team providing talking therapy to those affected by low mood and/or anxiety). We have an event or activity on most weekdays and some evening and weekends as well as the occasional trip into London and beyond. Posts are by Sarah Strong (FiN Croydon Coordinator) or occasionally a volunteer working on behalf of FiN Croydon. The main offline project is at the current time only open to those who have been referred by a therapist at Croydon IAPT. This group, however, is open to anyone and everyone who would like to meet up with others in the Borough. The idea behind Friends in Need is to provide chances for people who experience anxiety and depression to meet up and support each other. The aim is to try to prevent the isolation and loneliness that often comes with low mood. If you aren't able to access the Croydon FIN offline project at the moment as you haven't been in communication with Croydon IAPT please do use this group to make contact with others in the area who are in a similar position! You may wish to investigate accessing the Social Networking Service at Mind in Croydon services as well. Copy and paste this link into your browser:

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