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We welcome membership enquiries all year round. Whether you’re seeking a supporting ear, someone to reach out to or a supportive community who have been in a similar position and have first experience, we are here for you. We have a range of experiences within our community and the majority of our volunteers and trustees are also past suffers of depression (or been exposed to depression within their lives). Don’t suffer alone, join us today…

Please, join us! Annual membership includes:

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  • Receiving our Newsletter up to six times per year.
  • Having the opportunity to join our Penfriend scheme.
  • Being able to join our private Facebook DUK Chat.
  • Getting access to our online video chat support groups (2 per month)

There are two types of membership:


This is free, you will receive everything by email, and if you join the Penfriend scheme this will also involve emailing rather than writing letters. If you would like to take up email membership please send an email to, including your full name and address. Your welcome pack will be emailed to you from this same email address and it is therefore possible that it will go into your junk mail so please check that!


This option is for those who may prefer the use of postal services or for those unable to access the internet or email. Our postal membership requires an annual charge of £10 which can be paid either via direct payment, postal cheque or by using the PayPal donation link below – if using the donation link, please include your full name, postal address & that you wish to join our POSTAL membership. You can also request to join our postal membership by contacting us by email or by post (using the National Address below). Please be advised that contacting us by email is by far the quickest means of processing a new membership. When joining our postal membership, you will receive your ‘Welcome Pack’, a copy of the latest Newsletter, a Contribution Sheet, and our Penfriend Scheme information all via post – please note, this will only be processed once payment has been received and confirmation of membership has been processed.

When requesting to join either of the above membership options, please do let us know if you are interested in joining our monthly Zoom group meetings & our private Facebook DUK Chat group, also.

The PayPal link below is in operation for those who want to make a small donation, perhaps alongside their free membership, in order to support the work we do.

If you don’t want to join us, you can still help us with our work by donating to us. If you would like to donate without joining, click here.

Personal details will only be used to administer your membership and will be kept securely at all times. We do not share information with other members without your permission, and we never share your details with any third party organisations.


National Address:

Depression UK

Lytchett House

13 Freeland Park

Wareham Road



BH16 6FA

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“We promote mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk from depression.”