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Equilibrial ‘On my wave length’
Location: Worksop
Address:'The Crossing', Newcastle Street, Worksop
S80 2AT
Tel: Dave Bacon 01777709650
Description:

7pm-9pm Alternate Thursdays
Bi-Polar Disorder support group

Website: http://www.equilibrial.org.uk


Lift Up Together
Location: Woking
Address:CornerHouse 2 Courtenay Road Woking Surrey
GU21 5HQ
Tel: 01483 757461
Description:

The group meets every Wednesday from 11am-3pm at CornerHouse. It also meets at the Lakeview Social Centre every Thursday from 12noon - 4pm.

Social drop-in for anyone (16+) feeling down, alone, or simply wanting company or something to do. The group is an opportunity to meet others and have a friendly chat.



Bipolar Depression Group
Location: Woking
Address:CornerHouse 2 Courtenay Road Woking Surrey
GU21 5HQ
Tel: 0845 434 9892
Description:

1st Wednesday of each month from 7.30pm – 9pm


Offering the chance to meet with others, share experiences, find out more about bipolar, and aim to increase coping strategies for living with bipolar.

For more information phone 0845 434 9892 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Depression Support Group Woking
Location: Woking
Address:CornerHouse 2 Courtenay Road Woking Surrey
GU21 5HQ
Tel: 01483 757461
Description:

A local self-help group open to anyone affected by depression. The group meets every Tuesday from 7pm - 9pm.

For further information visit

Website: http://www.dsg-woking.org.uk


Next Steps
Location: Woking
Address:Corner House, 2 Courtenay Road, Woking GU21 5HQ Louise Ensoll
GU21 5HQ
Tel: 01483 757461
Description:

Meets every Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm and every Thursday 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Next Steps helps people with depression in Woking, Runnymede and surrounding areas through the provision of depression information, signposting and support. This support includes one-to-one meetings and six individual support groups.

The project also helps people with depression to access sport and exercise through weekly walking for health sessions.

Website: http://www.nextsteps.me.uk/groups


Twickenham Depression Alliance
Location: Twickenham
Address:Holy Trinity Church, The Green, Twickenham, TW2 5TU
TW2 5TU
Tel: 07801 240186
Description:

Meets twice a month on 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Alasdair 07801 240186
Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website: http://www.depressionalliancetwickenham.com


The Connect Group
Location: Sunderland
Address:Headlight, 14 Mary Street, Sunderland SR1 3NH
SR1 3NH
Tel: 0191 510 1494
Description:

Meets every Tuesday 11am – 12.30pm
Monica: 0191 510 1494
Headlight is a service user led organisation, supporting people & promoting positive mental health. We encourage participation, aim to increase confidence & support service users to become active members of the organisation & the wider community

Website: http://headlight.org.uk/


St Andrews Depression and Anxiety Support Group
Location: St Andrews
Address:The Chapliancy Centre, Mansefield, 3A St Mary's Place, St Andrews, Fife.
KY16 9UY
Tel: 0808 802 2020
Description:

Monthly on a Monday 6.45pm - 8.45pm
Meetings in 2013

•Monday 7 January 2013
•Monday 4 February 2013
•Monday 4 March 2013
•Monday 1 April 2013
You can contact the group by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for specific questions about the group only.  They do not answer personal enquiries.

Website: http://www.actionondepression.org


Online Chat
Location: Scotland
Address:http://www.lookokfeelcrap.org/chat

Tel: 0808 802 2020
Description:

For young adults from anywhere in Scotland.  Meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month
7 - 9pm Click here for chat group:  http://www.lookokfeelcrap.org/chathere.

Chat’s in 2013

•Weds 9th Jan
•Weds 6th Feb
•Weds 6th March

Website: http://www.actionondepression.org


Rugby Support Group
Location: Rugby
Address:The Coffee Lounge The Octopus Centre Hospital of St Cross Barby Road, Rugby CV22 5PX
CV22 5PX
Tel: 07986322404
Description:

Meets alternate Thursday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm
No meetings August
Tel: 07986322404 (after 6pm)
email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website: http://www.rest-online.co.uk


Depression Support Group
Location: Royston
Address:The Committee Room, Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston. Herts.
SG8 7DA
Tel: 01763 245484
Description:

1st Tuesday of each month - 10.45am to 12.30pm in 3rd Tuesday of each month - 2.15pm to 4pm in Room 11
Contact Gill .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Romiley Support Group
Location: Romiley
Address:Life Centre, 3 Stockport Road, Romiley, SK6 4BN
SK6 4BN
Tel: 0161 430 1130
Description:

Meets 2nd Tuesday in the month in the evening and every Saturday morning 10.30 - 12.30
Call John or Chris 0161 430 1130
Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Richmond upon Thames
Location: Richmond
Address:Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, Richmond TW10 6TH
TW10 6TH
Tel: 0845 123 23 20
Description:

Meets on the first Thursday of the month 7.30 to 9.00 pm



Reading Depression Group
Location: Reading
Address:Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading, RG1 2SB
RG1 2SB
Tel: 08451232320
Description:

Meets monthly on first Tuesday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website: http://www.readingdepressiongroup.co.uk


Medway Women’s Support & Self Help Group
Location: Rainham
Address:The Millennium Centre, Gatekeeper Chase,Gillingham, Rainham.
ME8 9BH
Tel: 01634 718471
Description:

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 2pm-4pm.
Margaret: 01634 718471



Healing Life’s Traumas
Location: Nottinghamshire
Address:Farndon Memorial Hall, Marsh Lane, Farndon, Newark, Nottinghamshire.
NG24 3SZ
Description:

Starts on February 5th 2010
A self help support group set up to help people with Depression, panic attacks anxiety etc

Website: http://www.healinglifestraumas.com


Nottingham Depression Support Group
Location: Nottingham
Address:The Bay Therapy Centre, Lady Bay, West Bridgford,Nottingham
NG2 5BB
Tel: 0115 7270246
Description:

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm
Contact Karen on 0115 7270246 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Join our meet up group.

Website: http://www.meetup.com/Nottingham-Depression-Support-Group


Rethink Respect Group
Location: Newark
Address:Newark Baptist Church 1 Albert Street Newark Notts
NG24 4BJ
Tel: Jane Fidler (Group Coordinator) 07970 11 33 27
Description:

1-3pm Every Thursday

A group for anyone with experience of mental illness - whether service user, carer, family or friend.  The group’s aim is to provide a friendly, supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental environment for all.



Mulbarton Depression Group
Location: Mulbarton
Address:Meets at Harvest House, The Common, Mulbarton, NR14 8JQ (near the church)
NR14 8JQ
Tel: 01508 570296
Description:

Every 4th Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.
Lynne - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Anne Mary - 01508 570296



Manchester Depression Group
Location: Manchester
Address:Humphrey Park Community Centre, Humphrey Lane, Urmston, Manchester M41 9PT
M41 9PT
Description:

7PM to 9 PM.

Group Meeting Dates for 2012/2013:

Once a month at:

Wed 30th January 2013
Wed 27th February 2013
Wed 27th March 2013
The depression self-help group is a confidential and safe space where people affected by depression can come to socialise, share their experiences, swap advice and coping strategies, and meet others affected by similar issues. We are supported by Depression Alliance and the group is volunteer led.

The group operates on drop in basis which means that you will not need a referral. It is free to attend however voluntary donations are accepted to cover room hire costs as we have no funding.

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website: http://www.manchesterdepressiongroup.moonfruit.com


Liverpool Support Group
Location: Liverpool
Address:St Andrews Church Hall, Adshead Road, Clubmoor, L13 0AL
L13 0AL
Tel: 0151 226 3406
Description:

Meets twice a month on a Tuesday evening and a Saturday morning
Robbie:  0151 226 3406 or
Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Renew
Location: Lincoln
Address:Rethink Greetwell Place 2 Limekiln Way, Greetwell Road Lincoln Lincolnshire
LN2 4US
Tel: 01522 536 029
Description:

The Group meets monthly on a Thursday from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Group coordinator: Helen Doyle
Telephone: 01522 536 029


This group meets for social support and information exchange



Depression Group
Location: Leicester
Address:Methodist Church 10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester
LE1 6AF
Tel: 0116 255 4111
Description:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
7pm-8:45pm



East Ayrshire - C.H.A.T. Kilmarnock (Coping, Help, Action, Talk)
Location: Kilmarnock
Address:MEETING ROOM 3, North West Area Centre, Kilmarnock.
KA3 1NQ
Tel: 0759 1159 689
Description:

They meet fortnight on a Wednesday from 7pm - 9pm and run an ‘open door’ policy.

•Weds 23rd Jan, fortnightly thereafter.
You can contact the group by phone/txt on 0759 1159 689 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website: http://www.selfhelpkilmarnock.wix.com/chat


Brighton Hove Hope
Location: Hove
Address:The Priory Hospital, 14-18 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4FH Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
BN3 4FH
Tel: 07775742999
Description:

Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Website: http://www.escis.org.uk/Entry/View/Brighton_AND_Hove_Depression_Self-Help_Group/21181


Harrogate Support Group
Location: Harrogate
Address:Harrogate District Hospital Lancaster Park Road Harrogate North Yorkshire
HG2 7RY
Tel: 07527 103 468
Description:

Group coordinator: Paula Winchester
Telephone: 07527 103 468
The Group meets on the second Monday of every month from 7.15pm except January, August and Bank Holidays


This group meet for mutual support and information with regular speakers.



Halifax support Group
Location: Halifax
Address:1-2 Lane Ends, Shibden, Halifax
HX3 7UW
Tel: 01422 368 435
Description:

Meets monthly on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1.00 to 3.00 pm
No meetings in August



The Cedar House Support Group
Location: Godalming
Address:The Eashing Building Eashing Lane Godalming Surrey
GU7 2LF
Tel: Liz Wise 07773283556
Description:

Friday mornings 9.45 - 11.45(term time only)
For women experiencing postnatal depression. The group is faciliated by a very experienced postnatal depression counsellor, Liz Wise.

Website: http://www.postnataldepression.com


Self Help Group
Location: Glossop
Address:Bradbury House Day Centre Bradbury Community House Market Street Glossop
SK13 8AR
Tel: 019467 25475
Description:

Meets monthly on a Tuesday from 7:30pm at Bradbury House Day Centre.
Contact Shelia on 01946725251 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or Joan or 019467 25475.
Self-Help Groups



SHARING - Self Help And Recovery (from anxiety and depression) Glasgow
Location: Glasgow
Address:Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent. Glasgow.
G2 4PS
Tel: 0808 802 2020
Description:

Tuesday Evenings 7.00pm - 8.45pm (except in May)

Meetings in 2013

•Tues 15th & 29th Jan
•Tues 5th & 19th Feb
•Tues 5th & 19th March
•Tues 2nd, 16th & 30th April
•Tues 7th & 21st May (7.30pm start both evenings)
•Tues 4th & 18th June
•Tues 2nd, 16th & 30th July
•Tues 6th & 20th Aug
•Tues 3rd & 17th Sept
•Tues 1st, 15th & 29th Oct
•Tues 5th & 19th Nov
•Tues 3rd & 17th Dec
You can email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for specific questions about the group only.  They do not answer personal enquiries.

Website: http://www.actionondepression.org


Next Steps
Location: Egham
Address:Virgina Lodge Station Road, Egham, TW20 9LF
TW20 9LF
Tel: 01483 757461
Description:

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month evenings 7.30-9pm
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Next Steps helps people with depression in Woking, Runnymede and surrounding areas through the provision of depression information, signposting and support. This support includes one-to-one meetings and six individual support groups.

The project also helps people with depression to access sport and exercise through weekly walking for health sessions.

Website: http://www.nextsteps.me.uk/groups


North West Edinburgh Post-Natal Depression Support Group
Location: Edinburgh
Address:Drumbrae Library Hub - 30 Drum Brae Terrace, Edinburgh
EH4 7FS
Tel: 07845 468915
Description:

Friday mornings, 9:30am - 11am
You can email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 07845 468915 for specific questions about the group only.  They do not answer personal enquiries.
The group meets weekly.  New participants especially welcome!

Website: http://www.actionondepression.org


Edinburgh Depression Support Group
Location: Edinburgh
Address:Square Centre, 25 Nicolson Square. Edinburgh (Map)
EH8 9BX
Description:

Meetings in 2013
Tuesday Evenings 7pm - 8.45pm
•Tues 8th & 22nd Jan
•Tues 5th & 19th Feb
•Tues 5th 19th March
•Tues 2nd, 16th & 30th April
•Tues 14th & 28th May
•Tues 11th & 25th June
•Tues 9th & 23rd July
•Tues 6th & 20th Aug
•Tues 3rd & 17th Sept
•Tues 1st, 15th & 29th Oct
•Tues 12th & 26th Nov
•Tues 11th Dec
You can email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for specific questions about the group only.  They do not answer personal enquiries.

Website: http://www.actionondepression.org


Derby Depression Club
Location: Derby
Address:The Guinness Trust, Residents Common Room, Sidney Street, Derby
DE1 2TU
Tel: 07914 300074
Description:

Meets fortnightly on Mondays 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Heather or David 07914 300074 (Answerphone)
info (at) derbydepressionclub.org.uk

Website: http://www.derbydepressionclub.org.uk


Darlington Mind Depression Group
Location: Darlington
Address:St Hildas House, 11 Borough Rd Darlington
DL1 1SQ
Tel: 01325 283169
Description:

Darran Faulkner 01325 283169
Self-Help Group

Website: http://www.darlingtonmind.org.uk


Burnley Depression Alliance Support Group
Location: Burnley
Address:The Fernandes Centre, 7-9 North Street, Burnley Lancashire
BB10 1LU
Tel: 07923 478510
Description:

Meets every Thursday 7pm - 9pm
Janet 07923 478510
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Bristol Changes Meeting Group
Location: Bristol
Address:RNIB Offices, 10 Stillhouse Lane, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EB
BS3 4EB
Tel: 01179411123
Description:

FRIDAYS: BEDMINSTER 10.45am- 1.00 pm
A recovery service to those in mental distress, supporting people by providing weekly mutual support groups and following Changes 12 Steps To Mental Health Programme ©Dave Wheat.

Website: http://www.changesbristol.org.uk


Bristol Changes Meeting Group
Location: Bristol
Address:Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall, Eastfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 4AG
BS9 4AG
Tel: 01179411123
Description:

THURSDAYS: WESTBURY ON TRYM 1.40pm - 3.40pm
A recovery service to those in mental distress, supporting people by providing weekly mutual support groups and following Changes 12 Steps To Mental Health Programme ©Dave Wheat.

Website: http://www.changesbristol.org.uk


Bristol Changes Meeting Group
Location: Bristol
Address:Redcatch Community Centre, Redcatch Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2EP, Nr Broadwalk shopping centre.
BS4 2EP
Tel: 01179411123
Description:

WEDNESDAYS: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
A recovery service to those in mental distress, supporting people by providing weekly mutual support groups and following Changes 12 Steps To Mental Health Programme ©Dave Wheat.

Website: http://www.changesbristol.org.uk


Bristol Changes Meeting Group
Location: Bristol
Address:The Friends Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Rd, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8PD
BS7 8PD
Tel: 01179411123
Description:

TUESDAY EVENINGS: HORFIELD 7.15-9.30pm
THURSDAY EVENINGS: HORFIELD 7.15-9.30pm
A recovery service to those in mental distress, supporting people by providing weekly mutual support groups and following Changes 12 Steps To Mental Health Programme ©Dave Wheat.

Website: http://www.changesbristol.org.uk


Bristol Changes Meeting Group
Location: Bristol
Address:Community Building Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe Bristol BS13 OBE
BS13 OBE
Tel: 01179411123
Description:

TUESDAY DAYTIMES: HARTCLIFFE 11am- 1.15pm
A recovery service to those in mental distress, supporting people by providing weekly mutual support groups and following Changes 12 Steps To Mental Health Programme ©Dave Wheat.

Website: http://www.changesbristol.org.uk


Bristol Changes Meeting Group
Location: Bristol
Address:The Wellspring Centre, Beam St, Barton Hill, Bristol BS5 9QY
BS5 9QY
Tel: 01179411123
Description:

MONDAY EVENING: BARTON HILL 7.15-9.30pm
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A recovery service to those in mental distress, supporting people by providing weekly mutual support groups and following Changes 12 Steps To Mental Health Programme ©Dave Wheat.

Website: http://www.changesbristol.org.uk


Depression Alliance Stirchley Birmingham
Location: Birmingham
Address:Stirchley Community Centre, 1326 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2XS.
B30 2XS
Tel: 07879 222 374
Description:

Meets monthly on last Wednesday of month, 11am to 1pm
Jo 07879 222 374

Website: http://www.da-birmingham.org.uk


Depression Alliance Birmingham
Location: Birmingham
Address:Erdington Library, Orphanage Road, Birmingham B24 9HP
B24 9HP
Tel: 07879 222 374
Description:

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11am to 1pm
Jo: 07879 222 374 - Please leave a message and we will call you back to tell you about the group.

Website: http://www.da-birmingham.org.uk


Depression Group
Location: Arundel
Address:45 High Street Arundel, West Sussex
BN18 9AG
Tel: 01903 882214
Description:

Please contact Carrie on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Meets for a drink and a friendly chat



Next Steps
Location: Addleston, Surrey
Address:Addlestone Community Centre Garfield Road, Addlestone KT15 2NJ
KT15 2NJ
Tel: 01483 757461
Description:

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 7.30-9pm
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Next Steps helps people with depression in Woking, Runnymede and surrounding areas through the provision of depression information, signposting and support. This support includes one-to-one meetings and six individual support groups.

The project also helps people with depression to access sport and exercise through weekly walking sessions.

Website: http://www.nextsteps.me.uk/groups




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