Depression Alliance has merged with Mind

This website is no longer being updated

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to anyone with a mental health problem. We're continuing to run Friends in Need and to support Depression Alliance's self-help groups. We can offer you advice and support on depression, too.

Cookies policy

What are Cookies

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They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently for visitors, and to provide information to the owners of the site. Some of the cookies we use are essential in order for parts of the website to operate. We also use a cookie to remember whether you have accepted the cookie policy.

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How we use cookies

We use cookies on the website for our own internal purposes, to track how users navigate through the website. This helps us to evaluate and improve the Friends in Need website.

We use information derived from cookies in order to:

  1. compile statistics on how our website is being used, which can help us to improve our website and online services.

  2. facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website.ascertain whether the website is operating effectively.

  3. personalise and improve the service we offer you by understanding your preferences and establishing which areas of the website are most relevant to you.

Site Visitor Profiling

We use Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our visitors. We collect this information in a way that does not identify you and the data is not shared with anybody else. We use the information to learn about how visitors use our website, and can adapt and improve the user experience based on such analysis.

Managing Cookies

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