Me with Vina

Hello, I’m Jonathan the founder of Group Hug App.

A survivor of depression and anxiety and now a Mental Health advocate, my aim is to help 100000 lives over the next 2 years.

I help people on a weekly basis, it doesn’t take much to spot them, just look at the messages and images on Instagram or Facebook, a picture tells a story. Sometimes that story is a cry for help, if only everyone watched out for everyone else, the world would be better place.

I know all to well whats it like when you want to talk to someone but you can’t, let alone talk straight away.

So I decided to create Group Hug, an App to free your mind.

The concept is simple, Group Hug is run by volunteers, people like you and me,  who want to help others out with an area they have real life experience in.

Just look for a Group,  see if its open and request a chat.

All chats are private and confidential and you can chat about anything** you like. The idea is to offload and get it off your chest.

The Yorkshire Dales

My research and experience shows, people prefer talking to a complete stranger vs a family member or a friend, this is why I created Group Hug App.

When you come to Group Hug, you will chat to a volunteer. The volunteer will be someone who has life experience with the topic the Group covers.

They are not counselors, professionals or advisors. A volunteer is a normal everyday person (a lay person), just like you and me, offering their free time to chat to you and release some pressure.

If required we will help point you in the right direction, this could be anything from recommending you talk to a professional or seek help from a list of websites relating to the Group topic or offering lists of private professionals who could help.

Safeguarding Policy :

Group Hug has a duty of care to safeguard anyone who presents and warrants escalation to the required authorities. In this situation, we will not require your authority as we are required to safeguard our clients.

** Subject to Service Terms and Conditions

Wenslydale in the Yorkshire Dales


This website and Mobile App is operated by

Jonathan Andrew Greenwood trading as Group Hug App

Group Hug App
PO Box 74
Moor Road

The Group Hug logo is a registered UK trade mark of Group Hug App UK00003500104